Matteo’s application for a Green Card was approved!

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Mario had been working for a construction company doing demolition at a school.  He worked for two weeks but was not paid a dime.

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Susan grew up in Freetown, Sierra Leone where she met her husband. Michael was from Sierra Leone as well, but was attending school in the United States and had a Green Card.

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After suffering profound persecution and trauma in El Salvador, Carla fled to the United States with her young son Bobby. 

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Although Janet can’t see, she has memorized the intricacies of their house, having lived in it for 20 years, and is able to move around quite easily. Losing their home would mean much more than losing a house- it...

This year's Walk to the Hill client speaker, Lisa, tells MetroBoston how legal aid saved her son's life. The story, which appeared on January 27, 2016, is reprinted in part below. 

Civil legal aid...

"My story is long and complicated, I can tell you that I dated my ex-husband for 5 years but what I didn’t know was that to him marriage meant ownership.

Soon after the wedding he turned controlling and abusive...

Chris, a New Englander, persuaded Ruby to move with him to the U.S. and they settled in Massachusetts. Chris refused to let Ruby work, and several months after moving to the U.S., he demanded a divorce. Chris...

Bertha and Marco were living in Puerto Rico when their three-year-old daughter Maya was diagnosed with Diabetes Mellitus Type I. Over the next two years, Maya developed diabetes ketoacidosis, a serious complication....

Other than his wife's parents, Carl had no family nearby, only a handful of friends and virtually no one who could relate to his experience. ...

Roger had no income and was not the record owner of the house.  He had suffered a head injury which made it difficult for him to manage money and complete tasks.  He didn’t want to stay in the house, but needed money...

The offer seemed like a godsend at the time. Her elderly father, who lived in Buffalo, was dying, and her mother was also ill. At 62 years old, she could no longer handle the strain of caring for her parents and...

And John had a decent paying job. That was until last year when a doctor diagnosed him– just 37 at the time – with a rare, chronic, and catastrophic disease that will result in an untimely death. Shortly after the...

Their two children, Jenna, aged 8 and David Jr., age 5, routinely witnessed their father physically abusing and bullying their mother. David would often hit Brenda in front of the kids, yell at her and call her...

Jonah, a single father of two, had attended MWLS’ eviction clinic to learn about his options. Frustrated and discouraged, Jonah thought that there was nothing left to do- he simply could not afford his rent. However...

She was put on medication and placed in a public school therapeutic program with a plan to transition to high school as she was deemed ready. Cassandra worked hard, did well, and was transferred out of the program....

Now legally blind at age 83, George lived alone in an apartment in a local elderly housing complex. A monthly pension from the Veterans Administration was his sole source of income. George’s daughter contacted...

Tressa has been disabled since birth due to a condition that affected the calcification of her bones. Using a wheelchair to get around, Tressa has established a professional career in the non-profit sector. Because...

When the car she relied upon for work broke down, Sarah’s choice seemed straightforward: fix the car and keep her job. But getting the car fixed meant using the money she had set aside for rent. Sarah soon fell...

George had been struggling for years to control his behavior, but a combination of a mood disorder and post-traumatic stress disorder made that very challenging. George got angry that day, over a perceived slight...