Mario fled Guatemala two years ago seeking asylum. This year, when his wife and daughter tried to join him, they were sent first to a detention facility in Texas and then to one in Louisiana.
UIDN worked with their Texas-based attorney to have their petition for asylum transferred to New York, where UIDN will see to it that they have appropriate legal representation. UIDN provided the requisite sponsor and was ready to provide bond for their release. UIDN purchased airlines tickets, and, we were thrilled when the family was reunited on December 21. UIDN will continue to support this family in their efforts to secure asylum.