HRI Success Story: Client Granted Asylum

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An asylum-seeker from Eritrea and a member of her family were granted asylum yesterday by a Dallas Immigrant Court Judge. The woman was accused by the Eritrean government of assisting people escape the country by providing them with travel documents (she worked at a place that printed and packed travel documents). Later, she was accused of helping her husband flee the country, but he vanished while in National Service and she has not seen nor heard from him since his disappearance. She was arrested twice in Eritrea and beaten and tortured during both detentions. She was detained upon entry into the U.S. and paroled in the public interest.

HRI pro bono attorneys, Sandy Maris and Cam Zachary from Hunton & Williams LLP and paralegal Janine Schiell helped our client with her case.

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