After much prayer, many phone calls and office visits with different lawyers we finally found Katie. Katie is a lawyer in
It was so hard to find a lawyer that really wanted to help us. The lord was gracious once again, and blessed us with Katie, our lawyer and friend. When she started reviewing our case, she noticed that I had been charged with what is called a “false claim” which means that I was accused of claiming to be a us citizen. We appealed this charge. The judge removed this particular charge on the basis that the accusations against me were assumptions and there was no evidence to support it. Because this charge was dropped, I was no longer in removal procedures, but i was still to leave the country on a “voluntary departure” basis. This means that i was to go back to México on my own; something that would make my return to the states much easier. Also, this was able to buy us some time to be together by pushing my court date back.