Jessica and Ana's Story
Jessica and Ana (ages 5 and 11) were released into the custody of their uncle, who they had never met before. The uncle initially refused to let the childrens’ mother see the girls. When Jessica and Ana eventually went to live with their mother, the uncle refused to give the girls’ immigration court documents to their mother. The LOPC Project Coordinator referred Jessica and Ana’s immigration claims to an attorney. The Coordinator also spoke with the uncle, explaining the importance of the girls’ court documents to their immigration case. Subsequently, the uncle agreed to turn over the court documents to the attorney representing the girls.