Volunteer Testimonials

Jeff Pearson

Jeff Pearson

Jeff came out of retirement in 2019 to take on a pro bono asylum case with our partners at the Rocky Mountain Immigrant Advocacy Network (RMIAN).

Neil Thomson

Neil Thomson

Neil is an associate with White and Williams LLP in New York City practicing commercial litigation. He represented a Mauritanian man in his pursuit of asylum in the United States.

Geoffrey Louden

Geoffrey Louden

Geoffrey volunteered to do country conditions research, followed by an appeal to the Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA). He serves as Vice-Chair of Center Global, DC’s LGBT Asylum Support Network.

Esther Graff-Radford

Esther Graff-Radford

Esther is the owner of Graff-Radford Law, LLC, an asylum and civil litigation firm. She took on her first immigration case through our partner site in Lumpkin, Georgia.

Joanna Diamond

Joanna Diamond

Joanna used her experience in advocacy on public policy issues to represent an African man who fled persecution from his country's government. She is currently the Director of Advocacy for Health Care for the Homeless in Baltimore.

Sue Pyne

Sue Pyne

Silicon Valley to Dilley, Texas: A corporate lawyer spends a profound volunteer week serving detained asylum-seeking families.

Hamsa Mahendranathan

Hamsa Mahendranathan

Meet Hamsa, a litigation associate with no prior immigration experience who argued her client’s case before the immigration court and helped her client win asylum.

Mary McGowan Davis and Mary Rothwell Davis

Mary McGowan Davis & Mary Rothwell Davis

Two advocates with notable careers joined forces on behalf of their client from Congo-Brazzaville, who fled persecution on account of his political opinion.

Dilley Pro Bono Project

Six Dilley Pro Bono Project volunteers report from their week on-the-ground with the Dilley Pro Bono Project

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