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Rastatter and Redlingshafer Assist Immigrants

04/29/2016

In conjunction with the National Immigrant Justice Center (NIJC), Peoria Friendship House, and Caterpillar's legal department, attorneys from Heyl Royster have been assisting immigrants who came to the U.S. at an early age to earn temporary deportation deferrals and work authorizations through the federal government's Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals ("DACA") program.

Most recently, Greg Rastatter obtained temporary protection under DACA for a young immigrant from Mexico, in collaboration with Gina Vollmer of Caterpillar; and John Redlingshafer obtained temporary protection under DACA for a young immigrant from Mexico, in collaboration with Gerritt Wieringa of Caterpillar.

NIJC Executive Director Mary Meg McCarthy thanked the attorneys and the firm in an email that read, "I want to congratulate you, your firm, and the dedicated Heyl Royster attorneys who provided extraordinary pro bono services to the National Immigrant Justice Center's clients in recent months. As you know, immigrants do not have the right to appointed counsel and the commitment of Heyl Royster attorneys to ensure access to justice truly makes a difference."

The National Immigrant Justice Center is a program of Heartland Alliance for Human Needs & Human Rights, an organization that has helped immigrants and refugees find safety and opportunity in the United States since 1888.