• Immigration through the Lens of a Family Reunited

    Representing a detained immigrant during removal proceedings has many benefits—none better than seeing a family reunited after being torn apart by detention. Recently, a team of pro bono attorneys at Paul Hastings secured a stellar victory for a client that allowed him to return to his family, including three young US citizen daughters.

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  • Morgan Lewis Team Secures Asylum for Child

    The pro bono team of partner Joyce Cowan and associate Tamara Senikidze of Morgan Lewis won asylum for their 15-year-old client Aaron*. Aaron fled violence and threats in El Salvador from gang members who sought to use him as a way to extort his mother, starting when Aaron was only 13 years old. Joyce and Tamara worked tirelessly with their young and traumatized client to empower him to tell his story and obtain protection in the United States.

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  • Morgan Lewis Wins Withholding of Removal Under the Convention Against Torture for Pro Bono Client

    Working with an Salvadoran father of five who feared returning to his home country after local police tortured him and murdered his cousin as part of a brutal extortion scheme, a team of pro bono attorneys from Morgan Lewis was able to secure a stipulation from the government of Withholding of Removal under the Convention Against Torture (relief similar to asylum). That the government stipulated without a hearing is a testament to the strength of the case the Morgan Lewis team prepared. Congratulations to Morgan Lewis and the team lead, Catherine Kuersten, on this great win.

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  • Gibson Dunn Team Wins Client the Right to Stay in the United States with his Family

    A team of associates from Gibson Dunn which included Edward Patterson, Rosanne Six, and Taylor Spragens, locked in a victory for their client without a full hearing by convincing the government not to contest his defense to deportation. Their client is a green card holder and father to three U.S. citizen children from Peru who has lived and worked lawfully in the United States for the past 22 years. Ten years ago he was convicted of possession of a small amount of marijuana and one offense of petty theft.

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