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Pro Bono Victory in Human Rights-Related Asylum Case

Achieved an appellate victory in an asylum case on behalf of a doctor from the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) who was detained and tortured by the DRC for treating civilian victims of police repression and cooperating with international human rights observers documenting the dead and injured. The client was granted asylum in the United States two years ago but remained separated from his family while the government appealed the decision. After a lengthy legal fight, the Board of Immigration Appeals dismissed the appeal, allowing the client to reunite with his wife, daughter and critically ill young son. The case was jointly handled by Loeb & Loeb in conjunction with Public Counsel’s Immigrant’s Rights Project.