Asylum Won Before Judge with a 92.4% Denial RatePublished: Dec 20, 2007 By: Matthew L. Kolken Source: My Source
The asylum application was intially denied by an Immigration Judge in Buffalo, New York. We appealed the Judge's denial, and the Board of Immigration Appeals overturned the Immigration Judge's decision and remanded the case back to the Immigration Judge for further proceedings.
After a second individual hearing we argued that our client's detention in Zambia, which consisted of being blindfolded, stripped of her cloths, and repeatedly beaten was directly related to her switching political parties, and her attending a political rally. The Immigration Judge, after over two and a half years of contested litigation, approved our client's application for asylum. She will be eligible to apply for her Green Card in one year. Matthew L. Kolken handled the case.