• Asylum: Gay Man from El Salvador Fears his Home Country

    Post date: Feb 03 2017

    Alexi* is a 38-year-old gay man from El Salvador who entered the United States in 2003.

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  • Bond: Father and Husband Needs of Pro Bono Representation for Bond Hearing

    Post date: Feb 03 2017

    Dominic* is a 36-year-old Guatemalan man who has lived in the United States since 1989 and is now in immigration detention in Maryland following an arrest.  Dominic's undocumented wife and two United States citizen daughters are struggling financially and emotionally without his support. Dominic is eligible for a Green Card through an approved petition from his deceased mother. If released from detention on bond, he will have sufficient time and support to apply a Green Card and remain with his family in the United States. Dominic needs representation in order to ask the Immigration judge for bond so that he can be released.

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  • Convention Against Torture: Fathers wants to be with his family

    Post date: Dec 19 2016

    Ron* is a 50-year old man from Egypt who is facing pending removal proceedings. He, his wife, and his three children obtained asylum upon their arrival to the U.S.; they were persecuted in Egypt for converting from Islam to Christianity.  Ron is particularly desperate to get out of detention and return to his family because his 18-year old daughter critically needs a serious surgery. She has delayed the surgery for ten months because she wants her father to be there with her.  He needs pro bono counsel to assist with seeking protection under the Convention against Torture.  He has convictions for drug distribution and domestic violence. 

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  • SIJS: Teen Boy, Abandoned by Father, Wants to Remain Reunited with His Mother in the U.S

    Post date: Oct 07 2016

    Rodrigo* is a 13-year-old boy from El Salvador who is eligible for Special Immigrant Juvenile Status.  Rodrigo’s father abandoned him when Rodrigo was very small.  Rodrigo says that he has never met his father and they have never been in contact.  Rodrigo lived with his mom until he was two.  Alt

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  • SIJS: Teen Targeted by Gangs Flees to the United States

    Post date: Oct 07 2016

    Miguel* is a 17-year-old boy from El Salvador who fled the gangs and rampant violence of his home country to be safe in the United States.  His father was murdered and before he left, his neighbor was also murdered.  His mother could no longer keep him safe and sent him to the United States.  Now living with his sister in Maryland, he needs pro bono help to apply for Special Immigrant Juvenile Status (“SIJS”).

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  • Teenage Mother-To-Be Fears She and Her Child Will Be Abused or Killed If Returned Guatemala

    Post date: Aug 10 2016

    Beatriz* is a 17-year-old pregnant teenager from Guatemala who fears that she and her unborn child will be abused or killed by the father of her child.  The father of Beatriz’ child emotionally abused Beatriz and pressured her to have an abortion.  Furthermore, doctors in Guatemala told Beatriz that her unborn baby is developmentally delayed.  Beatriz worries that her baby will not receive the care she needs in Guatemala and that both she and the baby are at risk of abuse from the baby’s father.  Beatriz is eligible for asylum and humanitarian asylum

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