Indian Man Needs Representation at Review of Negative Result on Fear Interview

Arnav* is a 28 year old man from India who was beaten and threatened by opposition party members on two occasions. He received a negative decision from his credible fear interview. His wife, however, received a positive result from her interview with the same fear story. An immigration judge will review Arnav’s negative decision on August 13, and Arnav needs counsel to advocate for him at that review.

 

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Arnav* is a 28 year old man from India. On two occasions in November and December 2018, opposition party members attacked and threatened him. During the first attack, they told him to "leave his party." During the second attack, they threatened to kill him. Arnav knew both attacks were perpetrated by members of opposition party because they were wearing party badges. The attackers also said he and his wife were being attacked for being members of another party.

 

Arnav contacted the police, but they refused to help. Arnav and his wife moved to another place in India because the opposition party was looking for them, which he knows because he was told by village members and relatives. After they moved, they received threatening phone calls.

 

After fleeing to the United States, Arnav had a credible fear interview. Unfortunately, he received a negative result from that interview. His wife, however, received a positive result from her fear interview based on the same fear story. An immigration judge will review Arnav’s negative decision on August 13. This case presents an excellent opportunity for an attorney to quickly gain courtroom and advocacy experience.

 

Arnav is detained in Farmville, VA, and speaks Punjabi.

 

Please contact our Pro Bono Coordinating Attorney, Jennifer Grishkin at Jennifer@caircoalition.org, if you are interested in taking this case.

*Pseudonyms are used to protect privacy.