Case-Digests-CSJ Wins Asylum for Mother of Twins
CSJ Students Win Asylum for Mother of Newborn Twins Convicted of Mail Fraud for Cheating on her Driver's Exam
February, 2008 - CSJ students Jason Weber and Joseph Fanning won an asylum case in New York Immigration Court. The client was a 29 year-old woman from Afghanistan married to a United States citizen and the mother of four United States children including newborn twins. Although she was a lawful permanent resident since 1999, the Department of Homeland Security placed her in removal proceedings because she had been convicted of mail fraud after cheating on her driver's license test. The client, however, was from Kandahar where in 2001, the Taliban murdered her father and brother in a blood feud forcing her mother and remaining siblings to flee to Pakistan where they still live today live as refugees.