Rob’s Story

Rob’s mother left him in the care of a relative and came to the United States from Jamaica to make a better life for herself and her son. Two years later, Rob joined his mother, who had become a U.S. citizen. At this time, Rob was 8-years-old, his parents had never married, and he never […]

Charles’ Story

Collaboration and coordination of legal expertise among ABLE attorneys and staff effectively met a number of needs for Charles, a homeless Cameroonian man with mental health issues. Diagnosed with bipolar-type schizoaffective disorder, Charles was committed to the Northwest Ohio Psychiatric Hospital after being found not guilty by reason of insanity for spitting on police officers […]

Gloria’s Story

After her police-officer husband was killed in the line of duty, Gloria had to find a way to provide for her family. She placed her children in her mother’s care and left El Salvador for work in the United States. During the next few years, Gloria worked hard and saved the money necessary to bring […]

Juanita’s Story

Juanita has worked in the fields as a migrant farmworker since she was a child. During an outreach visit to her labor camp from an ABLE advocate, she learned about Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA. With ABLE’s help, Juanita applied for and received DACA approval. She has now left the fields and found […]

DACA: Current Status and Options

As of this writing, the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program is still available and the government is still accepting and approving DACA initial and renewal applications. On February 20, 2017 the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) released a memorandum and Frequently Asked Questions implementing the president’s recent immigration executive orders. These materials state […]