Schnader Attorneys Successful in a Pro Bono Asylum MatterOn July 8, 2010 by Schnader in Litigation
Ralph Wellington and Jeremy Hekhuis successfully represented a Pakistani Christian family in seeking asylum in the United States. The client faced regular persecution in Pakistan on account of his faith, which included numerous evictions from rental homes and being fired from his job as a physics teacher at an elite preparatory school where he had won a number of teaching awards. The client’s extended family also suffered considerable persecution, including beatings, jailings without charges, and even murder. Eventually, the client, his wife, and three children fled Pakistan because of the on-going persecution. Ralph and Jeremy assisted the client with preparation and submission of his asylum application and represented him at his asylum officer interview. On July 8, the client received notice that his asylum application was granted.