Success Stories

Success Stories

At Estrella del Paso, we are honored to be part of our clients’ journeys. The success of our work means our clients can reunite with their families, find safety from abuse or trafficking, pursue employment to provide for their children, fulfill a religious calling and more. We don’t take this work lightly and we are proud to share our clients’ stories of success.



Rildo is a young man whose story is an example of the life-changing possibilities when asylum seekers are given an opportunity. Rildo is originally from Honduras. In his home country, Rildo was recruited by criminal gangs. He refused to be a part of the gang and soon after Rildo and his mother started receiving death threats. The mother and son fled left their home, their family, and their entire lives in Honduras for a chance at survival. Rildo’s mother was placed in the Migrant Protection Protocols (MPP) program, commonly known as “Remain in Mexico,” and she was forced to wait in Juarez.

Rildo entered the United States without his mother as an unaccompanied minor. He was eventually placed in a long-term foster care shelter and enrolled in a local high school in El Paso.

DMRS attorney, Natasha Reyes, is representing Rildo in his pending claim for asylum. Natasha successfully secured a work permit for Rildo, which allows him to work and support himself. In May 2023, Rildo graduated high school!

“There were times where I could have given up. I don’t know where I would be if it weren’t for my friends, my family, and Natasha. The truth is, without her, I wouldn’t be here,” said Rildo on his graduation day.

Rildo has set a new goal of obtaining a degree in electrical engineering and hopes to open his own business one day.

Patti Reyes

Patti Reyes

DMRS Client Becomes Naturalized Citizen

**“The pursuit of happiness is for ALL - born in this country or not.” ** Patti Reyes is a devoted single mother of six and a local artist who founded an arts and wellness nonprofit organization. Patti is the daughter of immigrants who brought her to the United States as a child.

Patti obtained her green card over 30 years ago, but admitted she felt her status as a lawful permanent resident was limiting her.

“My concerns, opinions and voice for this country were shunned because of this status. I was challenged with thoughts of not belonging,” she said.

In 2022, Patti made the decision to apply to become a U.S. citizen.

“My parents came to this country with one goal, to give their children a better life. Their hard work, resilience and dedication had always been an inspiration for me. I wanted to make them proud,” said Reyes.

DMRS accredited representative Alberto Lopez guidedPatti through the application process and prepared her for the interview and test. Patti accomplished her goal of becoming a U.S. citizen.

“The pursuit of happiness is for ALL – born in this country or not. When I learned this in the declaration, it transcended, it lifted the fear I was carrying. I embraced freedom and belonging for the first time inmy life,” said Reyes.