Attorney Mooradian obtained Special Findings of Fact and Rulings of Law for a client who was abandoned and neglected by his mother in Guatemala. Attorney Mooradian’s client, a young man who settled in Worcester after reuniting with his father, was placed in removal proceedings after being caught at the U.S.-Mexico Border by Customs and Border Protection.
The client was directly threatened by gang members on several occasions, on some occasions even being physically grabbed by these gang members. He was eventually forced to drop out of school, and he was then forced to work in a factory just to make ends meet. If it had not been for his labor, his family likely would not have had enough food to eat, nor the financial resources to pay their most basic expenses.
Once the child fled to the United States, he was able to reunite with his father. Now, he has great career and educational opportunities in the United States, where he is presently safe from the gang violence and financial insecurity that once plagued his young life in Guatemala. The Worcester Probate and Family Court judge made special findings of fact and rulings of law indicating that the immigrant child had been neglected, abused, or abandoned by his mother, that he is dependent upon the court for special findings, and that it is in his best interests to remain in the United States as opposed to returning to his country of nationality.