Pivotal Asylum Win in Atlanta

by Alex Pender   on August 23, 2017

Pro Bono Attorney of the Month 

Buck Dixon 

Troutman Sanders 

 

Watch the below interview with KIND PBA of the Month Buck Dixon from Troutman Sanders in Atlanta.  Buck recently won KIND Atlanta’s first asylum grant for Marcos*, a 14 year old boy from Guatemala who fled his home because of constant threats to join the gang–when Marcos refused he was threatened with his life.  Marcos asylum grant not only means he can live safely in the U.S. but it is also a pivotal win for Atlanta, paving the way for more children in need of protection.

“These kids have nothing else – they don’t have any safety net- we are that safety net…As a lawyer it was an extremely rewarding experience to know that you have a direct impact on helping someone, on changing and molding that person’s life’s story.  It really doesn’t get any more rewarding than that.”

 

*Child’s name has been changed to protect his identity.

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