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Asylum Seekers

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Public Counsel’s Immigrants’ Rights Project serves individuals and families from countries throughout the world who have fled persecution and are seeking asylum. Our clients have been persecuted due to their religious or political beliefs, anti-LGBTQ violence, and/or their membership in marginalized groups in their homelands. Presently, a significant percentage of our clients are families who have fled gang violence in Central America and then survived additional harm during their flight to reach safety and in U.S. immigration custody. Some of these families remain separated or are recovering from the trauma of family separation carried out by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). Our staff provides direct representation and recruits and mentors hundreds of pro bono attorneys to represent clients through the asylum process and provides social work support to clients.

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