Help Odilia Stay in the US

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Raised by 17 people in 6 months
Odilia is a 17 old girl from Guatemala. Her father brought her to the States 3 years ago in search of  work and a better life. Her father has since been deported and Odilia is living on her own.  She manages to be a good student at Rome High school in her junior year, work 32 hours a week, and support herslef completely.  She has big dreams to finish high school, go to college and study art or music. However, Odilia's mom is ill in Guatemala and her family is asking that Odilia send more of her earnings back home to help cover the costs of medical treatments. Odilia is moving in with us to help cover her living costs, but we would also like to help Odilia obtain a legal citizenship. For that we have had to hire an immigration attorney who can help us navigate this journey. The legal fees will range from $5,000- 7,000 to cover all of the necessary costs. Would you consider helping our friend Odilia with her attorney fees? Any small amount would help, and we are all grateful for any help you can provide!!!
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Hi friends, Just a quick update on Odilia. We had court at the end of January and are now Odilia's legal guardians. That gives her special juvenile immigrant status which will hopefully move her up in the VISA priority, but from what we understand the VISA process can take up to two years. so we sit and wait!! Thanks again for your help and support!!!
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Hi friends,
Just a quick update on Odillia's journey!! We met with her Immigration Officer last Tuesday in Atlanta. She was granted a one year extension (thankful because they usually only give 6 months) for us to continue working on moving toward getting her visa. The next step is Juvenile court in Floyd County where we will become her legal guardians here in the US. (We are not adopting her, and her parents will still be her parents in Guatemala). But this process will hopefully move her closer to begin able to get a visa as a special immigrant juvenile status. Thank you so much for all of your support, encouraging words, willingness to help and financial donations. We are truly humbled by the outpouring of help we have received in order to help Odilia. What a blessing it has been to watch God work in her life and in her journey!!!
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