We are pleased to announce that associates Noah Czarny, Angela Urbano and Molly Kammien won asylum for an immigration pro bono client on August 22, 2016 after a hearing at the Elizabeth Immigration Court.

August 22, 2016

The client requested asylum at the US border after fleeing his home country, Eritrea, and has spent the last 8 months in immigration detention in Newark, NJ, awaiting his hearing. His claim was based on the persecution he sustained in Eritrea, where he was kept in an underground cell and tortured over the course of a month for voicing opposition to the government’s use of slave labor in military camps. At the hearing, Angela and Molly handled opening and closing arguments, respectively. Noah took direct testimony. The representation involved the submission of expert affidavits, a legal brief, and other corroborating evidence. The Judge (who we are informed denies petitions in 90% of the cases he hears) granted our client asylum, and he was able to leave the facility at 7 PM on the day of the hearing.


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