reunite stranded migrant children

Thompson Patent Law helps reunite stranded migrant children with their relatives in the U.S

Written by: Wilmer Castillo

The Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR) estimates over 20,000 migrant children were left stranded on Border Patrol in the U.S. During the COVID-19 pandemic, 90% of them arrived at the border unaccompanied.

These children without any knowledge of their whereabouts are locked in these detention facilities for months in some cases even years, holding hope that they can reconnect with their relatives that live inside of the United States of America.

For this reason, the non-government organization Vecina created the Family Reunification Project, to help these children get competent legal representation, for their quick release and finally reunify with their families.

Thompson Patent Law, inspired by these actions, decided to collaborate with Vecina, to provide competent legal advice and representation to release these children from detention and start their reunification process.

As volunteers at Vecina, our first cases revolved around 2 young teenage brothers from Honduras, who escaped from violence and mistreatment in their homeland. They arrived at the Texas border and were held in detention for over a year at the Austin Pecos Detention Center.

With arduous work and dedication and the help of Vecina, Thompson Patent Law managed to complete the release packet, and the brothers were able to exit the detention center and were reunited with their relatives in Florida.
These brothers entered high school as freshmen this year in September, they enjoy playing basketball and are interested in studying software development. The suffering past was pushed aside and a bright new future full of hope and opportunities awaits them.

 
Thompson Patent Law will continue to collaborate with Vecina to help more children get reunited with their family members. If you want to learn more about Vecina and how to help these children use the following link to donate:

At the end of the day, Thompson Patent Law would like to make the world a better place for our clients, their families, and their micro-economies and all the people that we touch. We hope that all of you have a blessed and profitable Christmas with your business success but also as humans.
We wish you a very merry Christmas and a happy New Year.