D was abducted and threatened as a result of his political beliefs. Help D seek asylum so he...

  • Client Location: New York
  • Type of Relief: Asylum at the Asylum Office

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Facts:  D is a 48 year old native of Nigeria who fled his home country to escape persecution by the All Progressives Congress party. He was abducted and threatened with death and physical harm. D has also suffered from severe medical issues, undergoing surgeries for his condition. In disavowing the ruling party, D could not access adequate, lifesaving medical care, but since his arrival in the U.S. his condition has improved. D is currently living in a shelter and fears that the APC members who have been threatening him will harm him if he returns to Nigeria.

Legal assessment:  D is eligible for asylum and must submit his application before April 26, 2019. He needs a dedicated pro bono attorney to help him complete his application so he can remain safe and healthy in the U.S.

D is an English-speaking client.

  • Case Placement
  • Client/witness interviewing
  • Beginner
  • Client advice and counseling
  • Political Opinion
  • Intermediate
  • Next Case Deadline
  • 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, Intermediate
  • Skills Developed
    Client advice and counseling, Client/witness interviewing, Document Drafting, Legal research & writing
  • Venue where case will be heard