Juan Trejo is an adult male with citizenship in Honduras. Juan has two children with Maria Martinez. They are not married. Maria is also from Honduras. The children were both born in the US and have US citizenship, but they are currently living in Honduras a grandparent. Both Juan and Maria are undocumented aliens.

Juan arrived in the US in 2000 and has been arrested and in removal proceedings since. Maria arrived later and has never been arrested.

Juan would like to be able to remain and work in the US permanently. Ideally, Maria would also like to do the same.

What is the best path to choose for Juan? His next removal hearing is later in 2012.

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