A is a victim of political persecution as a member of a minority party in Bangladesh, where he...

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

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Facts:  A has been a member of a currently persecuted political party in his home country of Bangladesh since 1992. He held leadership positions in the party after graduating from college with a degree in political science. Starting in 2010, he was monitored by the leading government party and threatened in front of his own home. In 2015, these threats intensified and although he relocated for his safety, A was kidnapped and tortured. 

Legal assessment:  A is eligible for asylum and needs a pro bono volunteer advocate like you to help him fight his case in immigration court.  His next master calendar hearing is on February 28, 2019.

A speaks Bengali and basic English.

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
    02/28/2019
  • 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