Marta is an 89-year old great-grandmother originally from Mexico. She has been a Lawful Permanent Resident (green card holder) in the United States for 20 years. Marta raised her five children as a single mother and now depends greatly on them for her care. Marta has serious medical issues but cannot afford medical care in the United States. Like many American's, Marta periodically travels to Mexico to have surgery and receive treatment. Being a green card holder, Marta cannot be outside of the U.S. for more than six months out of the year. This requirement often makes it difficult for Marta to receive the continuing medical care she needs. Marta’s daughter brought her to us to see if there were any options to help her mother. We helped Marta apply for naturalization with a fee waiver. Because of the backlog in processing cases, Marta will be 90 years old when she receives becomes a naturalized U.S. citizen. She will become our oldest client to become a citizen.
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