K and her family were terrorized by a criminal gang who unreasonably blames her for the death of two members. Help K apply for asylum so that she and her young son can stay safe in the U.S.

  • Client Location: Jamaica
  • Type of Relief: Asylum in Immigration Court

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Facts:  K is a 20 year old native of Honduras who fled her home last year with her three year old son. Her community accused her partner, C, of murdering gang members and he disappeared - just 25 days after the birth of K's child.  K's partner never came home after the gang members were killed.  Thereafter, K was harassed, threatened and menaced at every turn by family members of the murdered men. The people threatening her believed she was in contact with her partner and threatened to kill her and her son.  K moved to other locations in Honduras, but she was followed by both the police, who were looking for her partner, and gang members, who were looking to take revenge. Eventually, K fled to in fear for her life.  

Legal assessment:  K is eligible for asylum and has filed her application within the one year filing deadline.  K is terrified of what will happen to her and her child if they are forced to return. She needs a dedicated attorney like you to help them escape future harm and stay safely in the United States.  Her next check-in with the Immigration Court is scheduled for April 3, 2019 at 9:00 am.

 

 

Topics:
  • Convention Against Torture (CAT)
  • Trial
  • Court hearing
  • Case Placement
  • Legal research and writing
  • Immigration court
  • Social Group
  • Withholding of Removal
  • Intermediate
  • Immigration Court
  • Client/witness interviewing
  • Beginner
  • Client advice and counseling
  • Next Case Deadline
    04/03/2019
  • Estimated Time Commitment (Hours)
    • < 5
    • 5-10
    • 10-20
    • > 20
    • unknown
  • Mentor Available
  • Free Volunteer Training
  • Organization Provides Malpractice Insurance
  • Case Level / Appropriate For
    Beginner
  • Skills Developed
    Client advice and counseling, Client/witness interviewing, Court hearing, Public speaking, Trial
  • Venue where case will be heard
    Immigration Court (EOIR)
  • Additional Volunteers Needed
    Other: Interpreter