ing nothing but the clothes on her back and her daughter in her arms, Yolanda fled her abuser's knife attack in North Carolina. "I fled for my life and never looked back. I drove until I got to Michigan and found agricultural work in a vegetable freezer," she said. As a single mom, undocumented, she could only afford shelter in a dank basement room rental.
Migrant Legal Aid obtained her U-visa, and as part of a multi-stage process, her three wishes came true. She got her work permit, her Social Security number, and a driver's license. "I can find a better job and a real apartment now," she said. Her daughter received her work permit first, Hear their story on video.