Recalling his mother’s own challenges when going through the immigration process, Newton resident and Harvard junior Fernando Urbina felt there had to be a way to help others going through the same struggles.
“I remember she went through a very complicated naturalization process,” said Urbina, who wants to make it easier for those coming the U.S. with few resources.
To help others, he helped found Immigrants Like Us, “a Boston-based legal nonprofit that helps low-income immigrants prepare their immigration forms for free,” said Urbino via email. The organization helps with immigration applications, including DACA [Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals] renewals, family green cards, and naturalization.
The group at this time is unable to help those who crossed the border without inspection and need an undue hardship waiver to get a green card, he said.
Immigrants Like Us has been ramping up its work since August, when the “Trump administration announced