LIJC Edition: Where are they now?
In early 2020, LIJC received news that they were able to secure legal permanent residency through Special Immigrant Juvenile status for siblings, Chris O and Christy O. Chris and Christy, who are Nigerian nationals, found LIJC after attending a consultation at Homeboy Industries. They were retained as clients on the spot and were represented by various clinical students including: Michelle Polanco '19, Lizzie Alva-Rajakumar '19 and Samuel Schlegel '20. Chris recently [April] reached out to LIJC to inform us that due to our efforts of securing his legal permanent residency, he was able to return to school and has now graduated with a degree in Aerospace Engineering from Cal Poly Pomona. Chris shared that he is forever grateful for the clinic and his advocates "for the kind of work we do for immigrants like him." Congrats on graduating, Chris! We are excited to see you grow in your professional career!