Yemeni Man Wins Asylum
Yemeni man wins asylum after the Migrant Center helps him prepare for court.
Asylum Office Reverses Negative Interview Results
After the Migrant Center presented new evidence and legal argument to the Asylum Office, they agreed to change their decision and give our Cuban client a chance to present her political opinion asylum case to a judge. The Immigration Judge had already signed off on the initial negative credible fear interview results and she was scheduled for imminent deportation.
Judge Grants Bond to Austin Man
The Immigration Judge granted bond to our client, a long-time Austin resident from Honduras who was suffering severe stomach pain and anxiety in detention. He has now been able to reunite with his family and will be able to pursue his asylum case from outside detention.
NTA Issued in Split Family Case
A Guatemalan father of three girls who was forcibly separated from them by CPB was recently issued a Notice To Appear placing him in removal proceedings after the Migrant Center reached out to the Asylum Office about the due process problems involved in keeping the family separated. As a result, he can now pursue an asylum case and seek his release from detention to be with his daughters.
Transgender Woman Wins Protection
The Migrant Center helped a transgender woman from Honduras win protection in the U.S. In addition to facing years of discrimination and harassment, she was recently targeted by the gangs for forced conversion / punishing by rape. Thank you to those who supported her case.
Wimberley Mom Released
The Migrant Center represented Maria Garcia, a mom of two, who was granted a bond by the Immigration Judge, allowing her to return to her family and friends in Wimberley. We would like to thank all those in the community who supported her and her family during the difficult five weeks she spent in detention, including Mano Amiga, Wimberley Indivisible, and Dream Activist.
Guatemalan Man Reunified with Family
The Migrant Center obtained a parole bond for a Guatemalan man who was forcibly separated from his wife and young child by immigration. He has now reunited with them in Maryland.
Asylum Seeking Mother Granted Bond
The Migrant Center represented a Honduran mother of a 2-year-old child in obtaining a bond from the Immigration Judge. She is now able to join her child and her mother and siblings in the United States while she pursues her asylum case.
Congolese Man Wins Asylum
The Migrant Center helped a man from the Democratic Republic of the Congo win asylum. He was brutally tortured by the government for supporting an opposition political party. He attended an evidence prep workshop and a court prep workshop. We were also able to find him a pro bono translator who helped put his documents in English for the court.
Ethiopian Man Wins Asylum
The Migrant Center won asylum for an Ethiopian man who was tortured by his government based false accusations of involvement with an independence rebel group solely because of his ethnicity and family relationship. The Migrant Center won his case after four years of litigation before the Board of Immigration Appeals and the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals. We would like to thank all our partners in this case, including ProBAR, RAICES, NIJC, and the law firm of Gibson Dunn. In the words of the asylum seeker, ”Thank you so much, I really appreciate it. I’m really happy.”
Wimberley Man Released
The Migrant Center obtained a 1,500 bond, the lowest amount possible, for a Wimberley community member, husband and father of three children, and grandfather of a 2 ½ year old U.S. citizen. We would like to thank the community for all their support, including the team at Mano Amiga, Dream Activist, and Wimberley Indivisible.
Father of Five Avoids Deportation
The Migrant Center for Human Rights helped a father of five get taken out of Expedited Removal, a legal process that would have seen him quickly deported to Mexico, based on his over 10 years living in the United States and clean criminal record. He now has the right to speak with an Immigration Judge and request Cancellation of Removal, giving him a chance at a green card. He has one US citizen child, a legal permanent resident child, and several children who have DACA. He was also granted a bond and has now returned home and is living with his family while he pursues his case.
The Migrant Center for Human Rights helps two men – one from Gambia and one from the Democratic Republic of the Congo – win asylum pro se. They won their cases after attending evidence and court prep workshops hosted by the Migrant Center, receiving human rights evidence packets to support their cases, and meeting one-on-one with a Migrant Center lawyer to prepare for their final court hearing. In the words of one of the men, ‘‘thank you for everything’’.
The Migrant Center for Human Rights obtained release for an asylum seeker who was forcibly separated from his wife.
The Migrant Center for Human Rights obtained release for an asylum seeker with medical concerns, who fainted twice while in detention, always felt dizzy, and often had to walk with his hand along the wall or sit down to steady himself. Other detainees would see him shake and offer to carry his food tray. On Monday October 25th he arrived at his family’s home in New Jersey.
The Migrant Center for Human Rights convinced an Immigration Judge to reconsider his denial of asylum, thereby vacating his deportation order and reopening removal proceedings. Amadou (name changed to protect client confidentiality) fled political and ethnic persecution at the hands of the Guinean government.
The Migrant Center for Human Rights, in collaboration with RAICES, won asylum for a Guatemalan woman and her children. Maria (name changed to protect client confidentiality) and her children fled more than 12 years of domestic violence after the Guatemalan police and court system repetitively failed to protect her and her children.