“We applaud these efforts to reopen doors that were effectively shut to asylum seekers fleeing domestic and gang violence,” said Emily Heger, Equal Justice Works Legal Fellow, Sponsored by AT&T and Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP, who specializes in gender-based asylum claims. “Today, we celebrate with our clients who had lost a lot of hope over the last four years. As of today, they again have a fighting chance to secure refuge in the U.S.”
For the past 20 years, Human Rights Initiative of North Texas has provided legal and critical social services for immigrant survivors of human rights abuses from all over the world. For more information, visit www.hrionline.org.