Guatemala – M.R.
M.R., a student who finished #2 in country-wide student testing, became involved in student protests while studying mathematics at Universidad de San Carlos de Guatemala, in Guatemala City. Because of his student activities, M.R. began receiving death threats the end of his last semester in college. M. R. finished university and graduated by always sleeping in different locations and disguising himself while at school. Within days of graduating from university, a high-ranking military officer warned M.R.'s father that his son's name was on a death list. M.R. fled for his life. He traveled by train through Mexico and crossed the U.S. border on foot.
M.R. retained our services in 2006 after being put into deportation proceedings. We prepared and filed an extensive legal brief and Asylum petition package on his behalf. Today, M.R. is a United States Citizen, married with two lovely daughters.