Abandoned at 4 years old, OS, now 17, has received his Permanent Resident card thanks to the unwavering support of partner Linda Kollar over the course of two years. The Alliance for Children’s Rights asked Ms. Kollar to take on OS’ case through the Special Immigrant Juvenile Status (SIJS) program. The case involved navigating the labyrinth of immigration laws, starting with a Petition for Evidentiary Findings in the Probate Court to the application process at Homeland Security.
Kollar said, “OS is a great kid and will graduate next month from Pasadena High with excellent grades. He is a firefighter explorer, volunteers at a homeless shelter, is active in his church and plays soccer. Now he can apply for scholarships and financial aid for college and get a social security card. He plans to go to Pasadena City College and enroll in the firefighting program.”
HLB is proud of the successful road OS now travels and for the wonderful advocacy of Linda Kollar.