In a crowded federal building earlier this month, against a backdrop of innocent child laughter and knowing adult tears, among joyful embraces and somber reassurances, a Proskauer client heard the last three digits of his alien registration number echo off the anxious faces around him, and he made his way to the window from where … Continue Reading
Those seeking to escape immediate danger or imminent persecution often rely on false documents when fleeing to a safe country. But can a fraudulent or illegal entry into the U.S. pose an issue for asylum? The manner of entry into this country, or the circumvention of an orderly refugee process abroad, is indeed one of … Continue Reading
When can domestic violence form the basis of a successful asylum claim? A New York City immigration judge recently granted asylum to one of our pro bono clients who was found to have suffered past persecution on account of her membership in a particular social group—that of “Honduran women in a common law marriage who … Continue Reading
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