Green card legal fees for Santos

Many of you have met Santos already.  Santos Perez Huinil came to the US at 14 years of age from Quetzaltenango, Guatemala, speaking only his native Mam language.  He was granted a juvenile visa and allowed to attend school in the United States.

Santos is the picture of the American dream.  He has come to the United States to study and better himself.  He aspires to be an immigration lawyer one day.

Since arriving in Marietta, Santos has learned both Spanish and English.  He graduated from Osborne High School in 2017 with Honors.  He was captain of his high school soccer team.  He began his collegiate studies at Georgia State's Perimeter College  in the fall.  He has scholarships from the Goizueta Foundation as well as the Robert & Polly Dunn Foundation.  He also works part-time to fully support his living expenses, which are not covered by his scholarships.

Here is the ask:  Santos is in the process of applying for his green card in the United States.  He has completed much of the paperwork required and is on schedule to receive this green card in the spring of 2019.  However, the process is not inexpensive, and he needs $2,100 by the end of March to cover the remaining expenses associated with his upcoming required hearings (the next of which is May 9).  He plans to cover as much of this as possible, but since he must also work to pay for his housing, food and transportation, this is a very aggressive amount of money to expect without asking for a little help.

If you are able, please consider helping contribute a little towards this need.  If you have meet Santos or heard him speak at St. Catherine's, you know him to be a kind, humble, and hard-working individual.  I am so proud of his discipline and diligence and I hope we can help him in some small way achieve his dream of obtaining this green card.


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