Detention Program - Cases in Need of Pro Bono Attorneys

The following individuals are detained and in need of pro bono representation. For more information on detained cases please contact probonodetention@rmian.org.

KEY: Case names beginning with "B" = bond case; "M" = merits case; "P" = parole request; “A” = Appeal

PAROLE

Mr. PM: Cuban asylum seeker needs attorney for release on parole
Relief Sought: Release on parole
Country of Origin: Cuba
Language: Spanish
Next Hearing: Master Calendar Hearing, October 28, 2019, before IJ Caley at the Aurora Immigration Court (NOTE: Pro Bono attorney for parole would NOT need to attend this hearing)

Mr. PM is a 47-year-old man from Cuba. He fled to the US after he was detained, beaten, and threatened by the police for participating in peaceful demonstrations. He was found to have a credible fear of return and needs a pro bono attorney to request parole.

Mr. PN: Mexican asylum seeker needs an advocate to help him secure release
Relief Sought: Release on parole
Country of Origin: Mexico
Language: Spanish
Next Hearing: Master Calendar Hearing, November 5, 2019, at 1:00 pm, before IJ Caley at the Aurora Immigration Court (NOTE: Pro Bono attorney for parole would NOT need to attend this hearing)

Mr. PN is a 35-year-old man from Mexico who fled to the US after he witnessed a double homicide committed by government officials. He passed his credible fear interview but he has been unable to obtain his identification document that CBP took from him at the Port of Entry when he came into the United States. Mr. PN needs a pro bono attorney to advocate for the return of his identity document and for his release on parole.

MERITS


Mr. MD: Green cardholder who has lived in the United States since 1996 seeking representation for cancellation of removal
Relief Sought: Cancellation of Removal for Lawful Permanent Residents
Country of Origin: Mexico
Language: Spanish
Next Hearing: Master Calendar Hearing, November 5, 2019, at 1:00 pm, IJ Caley before Aurora Immigration Court 

Mr.MD is a 42-year-old Mexican citizen who has lawful permanent resident status since 2004 and has lived in the US since 1996 He has a US citizen wife and 3 US citizen children. Mr. MD has several drug possession charges, one DUI and one DUI MJ. 

Mr. MC: Long-time U.S. resident seeking asylum 
Relief Sought: Asylum, Withholding of Removal, & Convention Against Torture
Country of Origin: El Salvador
Language: Spanish
Next Hearing: Individual (final) hearing, December 9, 2019, at 1:30 pm with IJ McGrail before Aurora Immigration Court.

Mr. MC is a 30-year-old from El Salvador. He entered without inspection in April of 2019 after previously having lived in the United States for close to ten years. His father was murdered in 2013 by the M-18 gang when his family refused to pay an extortion fee. When Mr. MC returned to El Salvador from the US in 2018, he started to receive threats from gang members. After his brother was kidnapped in December of 2018, Mr. MC fled again to the United States. 

**RMIAN has many other cases that we have not yet summarized. If you are interested in learning about other available cases, please contact probonodetention@rmian.org**