Cases & Deals

Asylum granted to Honduran mother and child fleeing gang violence

Clients N.O.G.

Jones Day client N.O.G. fled Honduras with her minor daughter N.G.O. after she received multiple death threats from a Honduran gang. These threats, and other acts of violence against N.O.G.’s family, occurred after N.O.G. served as a prosecutorial witness in the murder trial of one of the gang’s members. Jones Day submitted N.O.G.’s application for asylum and represented her before an immigration judge in Arlington, VA. In a decision from the bench, the Immigration Law Judge granted N.O.G. asylum on January 19, 2017, finding that she was a member of the cognizable “particular social group” of witnesses who testify against a gang member.