2020 Pro Bono & Social Impact Report

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That Ability to Come Out of the Shadows Was Just a Spectacular Relief” San Francisco associate Anna Fero stepped in to help a client originally from Mexico whose U-visa was denied due to poor counsel.

It Took Five Years to Reach This Goal” A former interpreter for U.S. forces in Afghanistan safely made it to the U.S. with his family last year, thanks to tireless work from our Seattle associate Claudia Lin, along with law students from the University of Southern California. We’re also deploying our nationally recognized expertise in public records litigation in support of this work. Over the past two years, our pro bono committee chair, Thomas R. Burke, and New York associate Jack Browning have together helped the International Refugee Assistance Project secure records from the U.S. Department of Defense under the Freedom of Information Act. The work is ongoing and being driven by New York associate Nimra Azmi. These records will support the visa applications of more Afghans like our client, helping those who assisted this country at great danger to themselves to access this important visa.

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