Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Refused: Return to Sender

An asylum-seeker from Venezuela wrote to Human Rights USA asking for information to support his asylum claim. His request was marked October 19th. According to the package we sent to him that was returned to us, he was deported on October 20th.

Please consider making a donation on Wednesday, November 9th through our Give to the Max Day profile, so that we can continue working on behalf of asylum-seekers, so that those fleeing dangerous situations aren't deported back to them.

Friday, November 4, 2011

Give to the Max Day is November 9th- We Need You!

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Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Pro-Democracy Activist Granted Asylum!

“He was detained again for approximately 30 days, and was again beaten while in custody, interrogated about his political activities opposing the Cameroonian government, and accused of plotting to overthrow the current regime.”

We congratulate Lindsay Harrison of Jenner & Block LLP, on the immigration court’s decision last week to grant asylum to Jean Marc Nken, a pro-democracy activist who came to the United States from Cameroon in 2001.

Mr. Nken’s case spanned ten years, and Ms. Harrison’s advocacy set important precedent’s that will save refugees’ lives.

Jean Marc was granted asylum on October 25, 2011. We are delighted for Jean Marc, his wife, and his son, who can now live in freedom.

Read more about Jean Marc’s case, and the role that Human Rights USA played.