Cases & Deals

Cuban national obtains asylum before Board of Immigration Appeals

Clients Client Y

On December 13, 2019, a trial team led by New York Associate Shachar Gannot, and with support from Pittsburgh Partner Laura Ellsworth, as well as Emma Murray, tried client Y’s Migrant Protection Protocol (“MPP”) case from a tent facility in Laredo, Texas.

On that same day, the Immigration Judge granted client Y asylum based on the Cuban government’s past persecution for his political opinions. Client Y has opposed the communist party-controlled Cuban government for his entire life. For these views, he was subjected to surveillance, arrest, confinement and torture. He was arrested and detained three times for more than twenty days in total. During an arrest, he was handcuffed, beaten, and subjected to solitary confinement without medical care.