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Full & Limited Post-MPP Asylum Representation: Merits Cases

Over 13,000 asylum seekers previously subject to the Migrant Protection Protocols, also known as “MPP” or “Remain in Mexico, are now in the United States and need representation for their asylum cases. The Justice Campaign now seeks volunteer attorneys to represent these clients in their asylum claims (full representation), and/or help individuals prepare documents for pro se submission to the immigration court (limited representation).

For full representation, this opportunity involves meeting with the client (can be done remotely), preparing the application for relief, collecting supporting evidence, and conducting a hearing on the application for relief in immigration court (currently remote due to the pandemic in many courts).

For limited representation, this opportunity involves meeting with the client (can be done remotely), preparing the application for relief, working with them to prepare a declaration and country conditions research, and potentially other work like helping prepare a pro se Motion to Change Venue or Employment Authorization Document. This can be done fully remotely.

The Support We Provide
Your work will be supported by several innovated resources: (1) An in-house expert who will mentor you and a group of other attorneys with similarly situated cases; (2) An online library of resources and training materials including template briefs, examples, and detailed guides; (3) A hands-on guide to walk you step-by-step through local practices and procedures.

Individuals in Need of Representation

Ms. MYCV, Mr. AHC, and Ms. NHC (Limited Representation)

Relief Sought: Asylum, Withholding of Removal, and Protection under the Convention Against Torture
Location: North Carolina (Charlotte Immigration Court)
Country of Origin: Guatemala
Language: Spanish
Next Hearing or Due Date: December 18, 2024 (Individual Hearing)

Ms. MYCV, Mr. AHC, and Ms. NHC are seeking asylum due to the abuse Ms. MYCV experienced by her husband for three years in Guatemala. Ms. MYCV was also threatened by her husband to have her children taken from her should she go to the police. Ms. MYCV, Mr. AHC, and Ms. NHC were previously in the Migrant Protection Protocols and is currently living in North Carolina where their case is venued. Ms. MYCV, Mr. AHC, and Ms. NHC are seeking limited merits assistance.

Mr. MPCM, Mrs. SSRT, Mrs. MCR, and Mr. EFC (Full Representation)

Relief Sought: Asylum, Withholding of Removal, and Protection under the Convention Against Torture
Location: Louisiana (New Orleans Immigration Court)
Country of Origin: Honduras
Language: Spanish
Next Hearing or Due Date: July 2, 2025 (Master Calendar Hearing)

Mr. MPCM, Mrs. SSRT, Mrs. MCR, and Mr. EFC are a family from Honduras who arrived in the United States earlier this year. Mr. MPCM and his family fled Honduras after gangs harassed and threatened himself and his family. Mrs. SSRT was threatened, and one of her family members was killed. After the harassment resulted in Mr. MPCM being beat outside of his home by gang members, Mr. MPCM and his family moved to a different state in Honduras two separate times, but they were still found and threatened. Soon after the unsuccessful attempts to move away, Mr. MPCM and his family migrated to the United States. Mr. MPCM and his family were part of the Migrant Protection Protocols, but they now live in Louisiana. Their case is venued out of New Orleans. Mr. MPCM and his family seek pro bono assistance with their asylum claim.

Ms. MJM, Mr. ERF, Mr. DOF, and Mr. OEF (Full Representation)

Relief Sought: Asylum, Withholding of Removal, and Protection under the Convention Against Torture
Location: Louisiana (New Orleans Immigration Court)
Country of Origin: Honduras
Language: Spanish
Next Hearing or Due Date: November 2, 2023 (Master Calendar Hearing)

Ms. MJM, Mr. ERF, Mr. DOF, and Mr. OEF are a family of a mother and three sons from Honduras. They most recently arrived in the United States in 2021 after being subject to the Migrant Protection Protocols (MPP) in 2019. Ms. MJM and her children fled Honduras after the Mara 18 gang killed one of her brothers, assaulted her at her local business, and threatened to kill her if she did not pay her "dues". Her sons were already being threatened to join the gang, so she fled with her family in 2019 in fear of their life. While subject to MPP, criminals in Mexico threatened Ms. MJM and her family, and they raped Ms. MJM. Ms. MJM and her family now live in Louisiana; their case is venued out of New Orleans. They are seeking pro bono assistance with their asylum case so that they may remain safely in the United States.

Ms. YRE, Mr. ARP, Mr. ARR, Mr. IARR, and Mr. IDRR (Limited Representation)

Relief Sought: Asylum, Withholding of Removal, and Protection under the Convention Against Torture
Location: South Carolina (Charlotte Immigration Court)
Country of Origin: Honduras
Language: Spanish
Next Hearing or Due Date: August 21, 2024 (Master Calendar Hearing)

Ms. YRE, Mr. ARP, Mr. ARR, Mr. IARR, and Mr. IDRR are a family of two parents and their three children from Honduras. They are seeking asylum because a major transnational gang has been attempting to kill Mr. ARP and harassing the family for years since Mr. ARP refused to pay a protection fee to them. Ms. YRE's brother and a friend were killed in an attack targeting Mr. ARP. The family has moved twice to different places in Honduras, but the gang continued to find and threaten them. Ms. YRE has an older son who came with their family to the US but was deported back to Honduras. The family was previously in the Migrant Protection Protocols and are now living in South Carolina; their case is venued out of Charlotte. Ms. YRE, Mr. ARP, Mr. ARR, Mr. IARR, and Mr. IDRR seek limited pro bono representation for their asylum claim.

Mrs. WCC, Mr. REM, Mr. REC, and Ms. AEC (Full Representation)

Relief Sought: Motion to Reopen
Location: Missouri (Kansas City Immigration Court)
Country of Origin: Honduras
Language: Spanish
Next Hearing or Due Date: N/A

Mrs. WCC, Mr. REM, Mr. REC, and Ms. AEC are a family from Honduras who most recently arrived in the United States in 2021. They fled Honduras in 2019 after an armed group of masked men assaulted them in their home at gun point, stole all their belongings, and threated to kill the family if they reported the incident to the police. After arriving in the United States in 2019, the family was sent back to Mexico due to the Migrant Protection Protocols. During this process, they were denied asylum, but upon their reentry in 2021, the family was granted parole from detention. Mrs. WCC and her family currently live in Missouri and their case is venued out of Texas. Mrs. WCC and her family seek pro bono assistance with a Motion to Reopen their asylum case.

Ms. LUD (Full Representation)

Relief Sought: Asylum, Withholding of Removal, and Protection under the Convention Against Torture
Location: North Carolina (Charlotte Immigration Court)
Country of Origin: Honduras
Language: Spanish
Next Hearing or Due Date: October 7, 2025 (Master Calendar Hearing)

Ms. LUD is a woman in her late 30's from Honduras. She is afraid to return to Honduras due to continued harassment and threats from a local gang. Both of her brothers were killed by this gang. When she arrived in the United States in 2019, she was sent to Mexico under the Migrant Protection Protocols for two years. Ms. LUD now lives in North Carolina; her case is venued out of Los Angeles. Ms. LUD seeks pro bono assistance with her asylum case so that she may remain safely in the United States.

Mr. JMS (Limited Representation)

Relief Sought: Asylum, Withholding of Removal, and Protection under the Convention Against Torture
Location: Georgia (Atlanta- W. Peachtree Street Immigration Court)
Country of Origin: El Salvador
Language: Spanish
Next Hearing or Due Date: September 7, 2023 (Individual Hearing)

Mr. JMS is a man in his early-40s from El Salvador. Mr. JMS has been kidnapped, beaten, and threatened by armed members of two rival gangs as Mr. JMS is an ex-police officer. The government has failed to protect him. Mr. JMS left El Salvador for safety reasons and is now living in Georgia. Mr. JMS was previously in MPP and is seeking limited pro bono assistance with preparing and submitting an I-589.

Mr. WJR and Ms. ABG (Full Representation)

Relief Sought: Asylum, Withholding of Removal, and Protection under the Convention Against Torture
Location: Florida (Orlando Immigration Court)
Country of Origin: Venezuela
Language: Spanish
Next Hearing or Due Date: December 20, 2023 (Master Calendar Hearing)

Mr. WJR and Ms. ABG are a couple from Venezuela. They are fleeing Venezuela after Mr. WJR was threatened for writing a report on electoral fraud. He was fired from his position as a programmer in the electoral system, and his family was threatened. One of his nephews was killed after this, which he believes was done by government officials. Mr. WJR and his partner were a part of the Migrant Protection Protocols and seek pro bono assistance with their asylum case venued out of Orlando.

Ms. MPM (Limited Representation)

Relief Sought: Advocacy before ICE, Adjustment of Status
Location: Florida (Orlando Immigration Court)
Country of Origin: Cuba
Language: Spanish
Next Hearing or Due Date: Pending

Ms. MPM is a woman in her mid-20s from Cuba. She is seeking asylum because she and her family were targeted for political persecution after refusing to attend pro-government meetings. They were detained, beaten, and threatened, and the government shut down their family business. Ms. MPM got a different job, but she was fired when she refused to give part of her earnings to the government. Ms. MPM was previously in the Migrant Protection Protocols, and she was ordered removed after she did not attend a court date because she was terrified the judge was going to send her back to Juarez, where she did not feel safe. She is now living in Florida, but her parents who fled Cuba with her are still in Mexico. She developed psoriasis as a result of the stress of being forced to live in Mexico in unsafe conditions for two years. Ms. MPM seeks pro bono assistance to advocate with ICE on her behalf to re-issue documents that would make her eligible under the Cuban Adjustment Act.

Ms. KBB and Mr. DGB (Full Representation)

Relief Sought: Asylum, Withholding of Removal, and Protection under the Convention Against Torture
Location: North Carolina (Arlington Asylum Office)
Country of Origin: El Salvador
Language: Spanish
Next Hearing or Due Date: September 24, 2025 (Master Calendar Hearing)

Ms. KBB and Mr. DGB are a mother and son from El Salvador. They last entered the United States in August 2021 after being paroled in from the Migrant Protection Protocols. Ms. KBB and her son now live in North Carolina. Both Ms. KBB and Mr. DGB suffered abuse and neglect from Ms. KBB's former partner in El Salvador. Ms. KBB ended the relationship with the former partner, and he threatened to have local gang members kill her. She notified the police of these threats and ongoing abusive behavior, but they did not help her. Ms. KBB followed a caravan to the United States, as she believed the gang members her former partner was associated with would kill her if she were to remain anywhere in Central or South America. Ms. KBB and Mr. DGB are seeking pro bono assistance with their asylum claim so that they may remain safely in the United States.

Ms. BMH and Mr. MPG (Full Representation)

Relief Sought: Asylum, Withholding of Removal, and Protection under the Convention Against Torture
Location: Florida (Orlando Immigration Court)
Country of Origin: Cuba
Language: Spanish
Next Hearing or Due Date: April 9, 2024 (Master Calendar Hearing)

Ms. BMH and Mr. MPG are a wife and husband from Cuba. They fled Cuba after Mr. MPG's business was destroyed by local police due to his opposition to the Cuban regime. The couple continued to receive threats to join the local party, but they still refused. Ms. BMH and her husband were part of the Migrant Protection Protocols and are now living in Florida; their case is venued out of Orlando. Ms. BMH and her husband are seeking pro bono legal assistance with their asylum case.

Ms. LSA (Limited Representation)

Relief Sought: Asylum, Withholding of Removal, and Protection under the Convention Against Torture
Location: Georgia (Atlanta- W. Peachtree Street Immigration Court)
Country of Origin: Honduras
Language: Spanish
Next Hearing or Due Date: March 7, 2023 (Individual Hearing)

Ms. LSA is a woman in her early 40s from Honduras. She was a victim of domestic violence at the hands of her former partner and father of her children. She separated from her former partner but had to continuously fight to receive child support from him. Her former partner began stalking and threatening her, and Ms. LSA came to the US to escape him. Ms. LSA was previously in the Migrant Protection Protocols and is now living in Georgia; her case is venued out of Atlanta. Ms. LSA seeks limited pro bono representation for her asylum claim.

Ms. KFB (Full Representation)

Relief Sought: Adjustment of Status
Location: Florida (Tampa Asylum Office)
Country of Origin: Cuba
Language: Spanish
Next Hearing or Due Date: Pending

Ms. KFB is a woman in her mid-50s from Cuba. Ms. KFB and her daughter were often harassed by the local police. Ms. KFB was previously in the Migrant Protection Protocols Program and now lives in Florida. She is seeking assistance with her Cuban Adjustment of Status case.

Ms. LHH, Mr. JGF, Ms. ARGH, and Ms. ACGH (Limited Representation)

Relief Sought: I-589 Assistance
Location: North Carolina (Arlington Asylum Office/Charlotte Immigration Court)
Country of Origin: Honduras
Language: Spanish
Next Hearing or Due Date: May 9, 2023 (Master Calendar Hearing)

Ms. LHH, Mr. JGF, Ms. ARGH, and Ms. ACGH are two parents and their two minor daughters from Honduras. They are seeking asylum because they were threatened by gangs. The family was previously in MPP and suffered harm while in Mexico; as a result, Ms. LHH is experienced significant mental health difficulties and physical illnesses. In addition, the family's case was terminated when they failed to attend a hearing while in Mexico. They were paroled into the US and entered into proceedings. The family is currently living in North Carolina, and their case is venued out of Charlotte. Ms. LHH, Mr. JGF, Ms. ARGH, and Ms. ACGH seek pro bono assistance preparing and filing an I-589 with USCIS with the assumption it will be forwarded to EOIR.

Ms. JP and Ms. VM (Limited Representation)

Relief Sought: Asylum, Withholding of Removal, and Protection Under the Convention Against Torture
Location: South Carolina (Charlotte Immigration Court)
Country of Origin: Honduras
Language: Spanish
Next Hearing or Due Date: February 23, 2023 (Master Calendar Hearing)

Ms. JP and Ms. VM are a mother and daughter from Honduras. They are seeking asylum in the US after years of continued harassment and assault, including sexual assault, by gang members. Ms. JP also experienced domestic violence from the father of her children. While in Mexico they were held in various houses and warehouses by coyote groups. Ms. JP and Ms. VM were previously in the Migrant Protection Protocols and are now living in South Carolina; their case is venued out of Charlotte, NC. Ms. JP and Ms. VM seek limited pro bono representation for their asylum claim.

Ms. BRG, Ms. LCR, and Ms. DCR (Limited Representation)

Relief Sought: Asylum, Withholding of Removal, and Protection Under the Convention Against Torture
Location: Tennessee (Memphis Immigration Court)
Country of Origin: Honduras
Language: Spanish
Next Hearing or Due Date: June 6, 2023 (Master Calendar Hearing)

Ms. BRG, Ms. LCR, and Ms. DCR are a mother and her two minor daughters from Honduras. they are fleeing gang violence and harassment in Honduras. After the children's father was jailed, their home was taken over by gang members who offered drugs to and sexually harassed the daughters. Ms. BRG and her daughters were previously in the Migrant Protection Protocols, and are now living in Tennessee; their case is venued out of Memphis. Ms. LCR, the older daughter, entered the US alone two years before her mother and sister, and her case is not consolidated with theirs. Ms. BRG, Ms. LCR, and Ms. DCR are seeking limited pro bono representation for their asylum claim.

Mr. YGL (Limited Representation)

Relief Sought: Asylum, Withholding of Removal, and Protection Under the Convention Against Torture
Location: Florida (Laredo Immigration Court)
Country of Origin: Cuba
Language: Spanish
Next Hearing or Due Date: Pending

Mr. YGL is a Cuban man in his mid 30's. He is fleeing political persecution in Cuba after being detained, tortured, and threatened multiple times for his political associations. Mr. YGL was previously in the Migrant Protection Protocols and is now living in Florida; his case is venued out of Laredo, Texas. Mr. YGL seeks limited pro bono representation for his asylum claim.

Mr. PGH (Full Representation)

Relief Sought: Adjustment of Status (Cuban Adjustment)
Location: Texas (Atlanta Immigration Court)
Country of Origin: Cuba
Language: Spanish
Next Hearing or Due Date: Pending

Mr. PGH is a Cuban man in his early 30's. After fleeing Cuba due to political disagreements, he was harassed, threatened, and extorted by gang members in Mexico. Mr. PGH was previously in Migrant Protection Protocols and is now living in Texas; his case is venued out of Atlanta. Mr. PGH is seeking pro bono representation for his Cuban Adjustment case.

Mr. JML and Mr. IMM (Limited Representation)

Relief Sought: I-589 Assistance
Location: Nebraska (Omaha Immigration Court)
Country of Origin: Honduras
Language: Spanish
Next Hearing or Due Date: Pending

Mr. JML and Mr. IMM are a father and son from Honduras. Mr. JML is seeking asylum due to fear for their safety given continuous gang activity in his neighborhood. Gangs have targeted their neighborhood and destroyed their property. Mr. JML was previously in the Migrant Protection Protocols and is now living in Nebraska with his son; his case is venued out of Omaha. Mr. JML and Mr. IMM are seeking limited pro bono representation for their asylum claim.

Mr. JBD, Ms. DCM, Ms. ABC, and Ms. XBC (Full Representation)

Relief Sought: Asylum, Withholding of Removal, and Protection Under the Convention Against Torture
Location: Florida (El Paso Immigration Court)
Country of Origin: Venezuela
Language: Spanish
Next Hearing or Due Date: Pending

Mr. JBD, Ms. DCM, Ms. ABC, and Ms. XBC are a family of a husband, wife, and their two minor daughters from Venezuela. They are fleeing political persecution from Venezuela with his wife and two children. Mr. JBD was part of a political party and advocated for voter participation and non-violent protests. He was threatened, tortured, and eventually convicted for his participation in the protests. Mr. JBD fled with his family after his probation deal seemed to be ending due to foul play. Mr. JBD and his family were part of the Migrant Protection Protocols and are now living in Florida; their cases are venued out of El Paso. Mr. JBD, Ms. DCM, Ms. ABC, and Ms. XBC are seeking pro bono representation for their asylum claim.

Mr. HBG, Ms. YCF, and Ms. EBC (Limited Representation)

Relief Sought: Asylum, Withholding of Removal, and Protection Under the Convention Against Torture
Location: Florida (Harlingen Immigration Court)
Country of Origin: Venezuela
Language: Spanish
Next Hearing or Due Date: Pending

Mr. HGB, Ms. YCF, and Ms. EBC is a family seeking asylum due to Mr. HGB’s involvement in anti-government politics in Venezuela in 2013. Mr. HGB’s wife, Ms. YCF, was thrown off a bus in 2015. They were threatened and tied up in 2017 due to their political beliefs and were shot at. After reporting these incidents to the police, the family moved to Chile and left to the United States in 2020. Mr. HGB, Ms. YCF, and Ms. EBC were previously in the Migrant Protection Protocols and are currently living in Florida where they will need a change of venue. Mr. HBG and his family are seeking limited pro bono assistance with their asylum case.

Ms. CJSC (Limited Representation)

Relief Sought: Asylum, Withholding of Removal, and Protection Under the Convention Against Torture
Location: Georgia (Laredo Immigration Court)
Country of Origin: Honduras
Language: Spanish
Next Hearing or Due Date: Pending

Ms. CJSC is a woman in her 30s from Honduras. She and her family fled Honduras after repeated threats that started after the torture and killing of her husband's best friend. Her husband survived an attempted kidnapping and beating, and they were constantly followed before and after this event. Ms. CJSC was previously in Migrant Protection Protocols and now lives in Georgia. She is seeking assistance with her asylum case. She is seeking limited pro bono assistance with her asylum case.

Mr. JMS (Limited Representation)

Relief Sought: I-589 Assistance
Location: Georgia (Atlanta Immigration Court)
Country of Origin: El Salvador
Language: Spanish
Next Hearing or Due Date: September 7, 2023 (Individual Hearing)

Mr. JMS is a man in his early-40s from El Salvador. Mr. JMS has been kidnapped, beaten, and threatened by armed members of two rival gangs as Mr. JMS is an ex-police officer. The government has failed to protect him. Mr. JMS left El Salvador for safety reasons and is now living in Georgia. Mr. JMS was previously in MPP and is seeking limited pro bono assistance with preparing and submitting an I-589.

Ms. JR (Limited Representation)

Relief Sought: I-589 Assistance
Referring Partner Site: N/A
Location: South Carolina (Immigration Court Unknown)
Country of Origin: Guatemala
Language: Spanish
Next Hearing or Due Date: Pending

Ms. JR is a woman in her 30s from Guatemala. Her husband was murdered by narco-traffickers, and she subsequently faced harassment from the people who killed him. She moved around within Guatemala but the harassment and stalking persisted. She was attacked once by armed men. Ms. JR left Guatemala for safety reasons, and is now living in South Carolina. Ms. JR was previously in MPP, and is seeking limited pro bono assistance with preparing and submitting an I-589.

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