Mr. G came to our office two years ago. He is a field worker – very simple and humble man. Mr. G entered United States sometime in the early 1980′s. He submitted and application for asylum in 1993, which was closed administratively in 2005 due to the client’s failure to present himself for an interview. We determined that Mr. G may be eligible for NACARA benefits as long as we would be able to reopen his asylum application. In 2010, we submitted a Request to Reopen the asylum application with the San Francisco Asylum Office presenting the asylum office with evidence that our client appeared to qualify for NACARA benefits as a citizen of Guatemala. The application was reopened and scheduled for an interview. Our attorney, Ms. Miller, accompanied the client to two interviews. At the time of the first interview, as a result of a background check, it was noted that Mr. G was apprehended 4 times in 1997, at or in vicinity of the Border – which disqualified him for benefits. Mr. G was scheduled for a second interview. At the time of the second interview, through extensive questioning, the asylum officer determined that Mr. G was apprehended within the US territory, thus maintaining Mr. G’s eligibility for NACARA. After the detailed interviews with the two very experienced and caring officers at the San Francisco office, our client was found eligible for NACARA benefits. He recently received his temporary proof of legal permanent residence. He no longer needs to hide to live in this country. Congratulations!