Cases & Deals

Asylum granted

Clients Client AK

Three Jones Day attorneys and one Jones Day summer associate from Jones Day Houston worked tirelessly to help an individual apply for and obtain asylum. This individual is a citizen of Mali and came to the United States on an F-1 student visa. Her father cut off her financial assistance and was attempting to force her to return to Mali to enter into a marriage with a much older man who already had multiple wives. Because of her refusal and the perceived dishonor to her family there was also a serious threat of physical harm to the individual if she returned to Mali. Jones Day helped her apply for asylum with the Houston Asylum Office and helped her present her case to successfully remain in the United States and avoid the travesties that she would have faced if she were forced to return to Mali.