F is a survivor of FGM, suffering traumatic physical violence at a young age. Help F defend ...

  • Client Location: New York
  • Type of Relief: Asylum in Immigration Court

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Facts:  F is originally from Guinea where she lived with her mother and extended family. Before she was born, F's father passed away. His death led to the marital union of her uncle with her mother, as is tradition in Muslim communities in Guinea. After refusing an arranged marriage with a man over thirty years her senior, F's uncle began physically abusing her. Her uncle is an Islamic cleric, well known and respected in her community. As a victim of female genital mutilation at age seven, she has already suffered traumatic physical violence, and she fears that returning to Guinea would further jeopardize her safety and freedom. 

Legal assessment:  F is in removal proceedings and terrified of what what will happen to her if she is forced to return to her home country. She is eligible for asylum and needs a pro bono volunteer advocate like you to help her fight her case in immigration court. F's individual hearing has been scheduled for October 26, 2020.

F is a French and Fulani-speaker.

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
    10/26/2020
  • 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