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James Clegg, Mayer Brown LLP

  on November 1, 2012

“A lot of these cases are daunting, but KIND is very good at helping to facilitate this type of pro bono work for people like me – attorneys who may not have expertise in immigration law but want to get involved” -James Clegg, Mayer Brown LLP

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Vincent Mehnert, Patton Boggs LLP

  on October 1, 2012

Patton Boggs Attorneys Come to Aid of West African Boy Who Suffered Political Persecution   Four summers ago, Laurent,* a 15-year-old West African soccer player, found himself alone and scared in a New York airport.

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Jennifer Tomsen, Greenberg Traurig LLP

  on September 1, 2012

“When I met Kelly for the first time, she was shy, and it naturally took a while for her to open up to me. After some time, she began to trust me and spoke more about the conditions that caused her to migrate to the United States unaccompanied.” -Jennifer Tomsen, Greenberg Traurig LLP

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Renee Erickson, Sachi Jepson & Veronica Knapp, Hogan Lovells LLP

  on August 1, 2012

“I cannot imagine what it must be like for a child to be alone in a foreign country, facing language barriers and forced to represent himself in deportation proceedings.” Renee Erickson, Hogan Lovells LLP

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Norma: “I had no one to help or protect me”

  on March 14, 2012

“My only escape was to come to the United States where I could be far away from the people who were hurting me and where I thought I would be safe.” – Norma, Central America

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Fleeing Persecution, Finding Safety

  on March 14, 2012

“Going through the immigration process can be someone’s worst experience ever, especially if you don’t have family or friends to help you.” – Arian, Eastern Europe

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Escaping the Traffickers’ Grasp

  on November 1, 2011

Mei* is a young girl from China. Because of the sensitivity of her case, not many personal details can be shared, but it is likely that she was trafficked from China. There is evidence that

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Four-year Haitian girl finds help in US

  on June 6, 2011

“Fifi, what do you want to be when you grow up?” “I want to be a judge, Judge Fifi” – Fifi, Haiti (4 years old)

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Jeannette’s Struggle to Find a Pro Bono Attorney

  on May 6, 2011

“It was kind of like my dream was becoming true and I finally had a lawyer because I always dreamed of that. Bill was the reason for this, he helped me find a shelter, and he is helping me with the process of getting my papers.” – Jeannette, Guinea

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