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Loeb & Loeb Attorneys Score Victory in Gang-Related Pro Bono Asylum Case

Loeb & Loeb LLP is pleased to announce that the firm secured an important victory in a pro bono case on behalf of asylum seekers escaping gang-related violence and persecution.

Loeb & Loeb partner Laura A. Wytsma successfully persuaded the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit to grant her client’s petition for review and to vacate orders of the Board of Immigration Appeals and Immigration Court denying him asylum. The client fled El Salvador after reporting gang extortion of bus drivers and receiving death threats after identifying the gang leader responsible for the extortion in a police line-up.

Loeb & Loeb has represented asylum seekers from across the globe, including Cameroon, Ethiopia, the Philippines, Mexico, El Salvador and Kenya, among other nations, who are fleeing persecution or domestic abuse. The firm’s pro bono work has resulted in several significant victories before the immigration courts and helped numerous individuals avoid deportation and the threat of violence or death in their native countries.