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  • F.H.-T. v. HOLDER June 2, 2014 F.H.-T. (a pseudonym used to protect him and his family) has asked the Supreme Court to overturn the Government’s process for deciding exemptions from the so-called “terrorist bars” which precluded him from obtaining asylum.  F.H.-T. is an Eritrean man whom…
  • May 27, 2014 Ms. Davila is a Mexican national seeking asylum because she received death threats and faces persecution due to her demands for government accountability in connection to cartel violence.  Ms. Davila’s two teenage nephews were killed in Ciudad Juarez during a massacre by cartel…
  • May 27, 2014
    May 27, 2014 L.D.G. sought U visa protection after she and her children were kidnapped and assaulted in Illinois in 2006.  As a result of the crimes committed against them and related ongoing threats, the family was forced them to close their business. Thrust into poverty, and unknown to L.D.…
  • May 27, 2014 The National Immigrant Justice Center (NIJC) was appointed counsel in a petition for review filed at the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit. Mr. Aljabri appealed the district court’s dismissal of his complaint that United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS)…
  • May 27, 2014 The National Immigrant Justice Center (NIJC) and pro bono partners at McDermott, Will and Emery filed a complaint in the United States District Court arguing that the government improperly requires abused stepchildren to remain in relationship with their abusive stepparents in order…
  • May 27, 2014
    May 27, 2014 RRD is a former Mexican federal police officer who investigated and prosecuted drug cartels. Even after leaving the police force, RRD was targeted by the drug cartels and survived an assassination attempt. RRD applied for asylum and withholding of removal but his applications were…
  • May 27, 2014
    May 27, 2014 The National Immigrant Justice Center and pro bono partners from Sidley Austin LLP filed a petition for review at the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit on behalf of a Colombian woman and her derivative husband and daughter. N.L.A.’s family owned land in Colombia that FARC…
  • April 24, 2014 This case seeks monetary damages for 324 days of wrongful detention due to an immigration detainer. Sergey Mayorov was born in Belarus and lawfully entered the United States at age 9 to live in the custody of his mother. Mr. Mayorov became a legal permanent resident on July 22, 2005…
  • The National Immigrant Justice Center (NIJC) and pro bono partners at Ropes & Gray LLP represented Yesenia Maldonado Lopez in her petition for review before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. Ms. Maldonado is a lesbian woman from El Salvador who, at the age of 14, was forced to…
  • April 22, 2013
    Amici NIJC, Americans for Immigrant Justice, Northwest Immigrant Rights Project, and Florence Immigrant and Refugee Rights Project, represented by Baker & McKenzie pro bono attorneys, filed an amicus curiae brief in support of the Petitioner in Moncrieffe v. Holder, 569 U. S. ____,  …