VERONA, Va., Oct. 5, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- A recent Hoy Los Angeles (Today Los Angeles) article highlighted how attorneys from Nexus Caridades, one of America's leading pro-bono immigration legal services, helped prevent the deportation of an immigrant mother and her children. As the article states, Tomasa Cristina Centeno and her children made a difficult journey to the United States from their native El Salvador where they feared for their lives as victims of gang-related violence and extortion.
Shortly upon crossing the border, Ms. Centeno and her children were placed in deportation proceedings. However, thanks to the pro-bono legal representation by Nexus Caridades attorneys, Ms. Centeno and her children were afforded prosecutorial discretion, allowing them to live in the United States.
Mike Donovan, CEO of Nexus Services, Inc., the parent company of Libre by Nexus and sponsor of Nexus Caridades, issued the following statement:
"We are proud of the fine work by our team of attorneys who worked tirelessly to keep Ms. Centeno and her family in the United States. Ms. Centeno is an incredibly hard-working, law-abiding citizen who, like so many immigrants, came to our country seeking opportunities and a safe environment to raise her children. Everyday, our attorneys work on a pro-bono basis to deliver excellent legal representation to thousands of immigrants and their families.
"Whether we are fighting discrimination against immigrants or reuniting families through our Libre by Nexus program, the Nexus family of companies is always committed to advancing and protecting the rights of immigrants in the United States.
"Ms. Centeno's story is also a reminder of our country's need for comprehensive immigration reform. That is why Nexus is proud to employ a team of policy advocates that dedicate over 7,000 hours a year toward fixing our country's broken immigration system."
The following excerpt of the article was translated by Nexus Services.
From a Nightmare to a Miracle, A Mother and Her Children are Saved from Deportation
by Selene Rivera, Hoy Los Angeles
Two years after being intercepted at the border by immigration authorities, a mother and her four minor children are saved from deportation.
Tomasa Cristina Centeno heaved a sigh of relief and proudly displayed the card that allows one to work and be in the US legally.
"One does everything possible as a mother so that your children are well," said the 39 year-old lady after recalling a life full of fear and uncertainty in El Salvador
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