Cases & Deals

Asylum granted to Ghanaian citizen

Clients Client X

Jones Day successfully represented Client X, a Ghanaian citizen, who was persecuted in Ghana on account of his whistleblowing act. Client X acted as a whistleblower to prevent widespread violence in Ghana. However, because of his whistleblowing act, Client X received repeated death threats and was eventually attacked by assailants. Although Client X managed to escape, the assailants destroyed Client X's home and possessions, and Client X was forced to live in hiding. Client X subsequently fled Ghana and arrived in the United States through the San Ysidro Point of Entry in San Diego, California. Client X requested asylum on the basis of, among other things, persecution on account of political opinion. Represented pro bono by Jones Day, Client X successfully presented Client X's case in removal proceedings before the Executive Office of Immigration Review, U.S. Department of Justice, and Client X was granted asylum on June 22, 2010.