Congratulations to Attorney Alfredo Estrada! Alfredo successfully represented his detained immigration client in a recent immigration trial at the Chicago Immigration Court. His Jordanian client applied for asylum due to a well-founded fear of persecution due to her religious beliefs. Alfredo was able to prove that his client would be subjected to a “honor killing” if returned to Jordan.
An asylum applicant must demonstrate persecution based on one of five protected grounds (race, religion, nationality, membership in a particular social group or political opinion). The Immigration Judge ruled that sufficient evidence was presented to demonstrate persecution based upon religion and membership of a particular social group. The Office of Chief Counsel waived appeal.