Thursday, February 16, 2012

Legal help for immigrants comes to East Contra Costa

A new organization helping immigrants with their legal issues while they are applying for citizenship. - - Donna Poisl

By Paul Burgarino, Contra Costa Times

Arturo Sanchez is earning his U.S. citizenship -- the hard way.

Sanchez, 28, was shot in his left clavicle by his wife's ex-husband while driving to work from his Antioch home on Lone Tree Way early one morning in 2007.

Years later, the undocumented Mexican immigrant sought the help of a nonprofit organization that provides inexpensive legal assistance to immigrants trying to obtain citizenship. Sanchez became eligible for a U visa because he was the victim of a crime and helped police make an arrest.
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