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

**RMIAN has identified over a dozen parole cases that we have not yet had the chance to summarize. If you are interested in learning about other available cases, please contact probonodetention@rmian.org**


BOND

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

MERITS

Mr. PN: Cuban Asylum Seeker Beaten by Government Officials Needs Attorney for Asylum Case
Relief Sought: Asylum/Withholding of Removal/Convention Against Torture
Country of Origin: Cuba
Language: Spanish
Next Hearing: Master Calendar (preliminary) Hearing, 9/20/19 at 8:30 a.m., IJ Caley, before the Aurora Immigration Court
Mr. PN is a Cuban asylum seeker who fled to the US after the Cuban government threatened and beat him because he got into a car accident with a government official. He seeks a pro bono attorney to represent him on his asylum case.

Mr. MB: El Salvadoran Asylum Seeker Shot Twice by Gang and Kidnapped by Police

Relief Sought: Asylum, Withholding of Removal, & Convention Against Torture
Country of Origin: El Salvador
Language: Spanish
Next Hearing: Individual (Final) Hearing, 11/6/19 at 8:30am before IJ Caley at the Aurora Immigration Court

Mr. MB is an asylum seeker from El Salvador. He fled after MS-13 shot him through his abdomen and leg and lodged over a dozen bullets in his backpack. The police did not help because they were affiliated with the gang, and police had previously kidnapped him and dropped him in rival gang territory to try to get him killed. Mr. MB believes that the gang and police took these actions because they imputed that he was a member of a rival gang, though he is not. Mr. MB fled to the US and received a positive credible fear determination, but he has no sponsor for release on bond at this time. He seeks an attorney for his asylum claim and if he finds a sponsor, for his bond claim.

Mr. ME: Honduran Asylum Seeker Kidnapped and Beaten by Police for Refusing to Work for Gang

Relief Sought: Asylum, Withholding of Removal, & Convention Against Torture
Country of Origin: Honduras
Language: Spanish
Next Hearing: Individual (final) Hearing, November 5, 2019 at 1:30 pm with IJ McGrail before the Aurora Immigration Court

Mr. ME is Honduran. Mara 18 tried to recruit him to extort businesses and work for them, but he refused. As a result, the gang and police threatened to kill him and beat him. Mr. ME’s best relief may be protection under the Convention Against Torture. Mr. ME is eligible for release on parole but has had difficulty communicating with a potential sponsor from detention.

Ms. MF: Young Guatemalan Woman Survivor of Kidnap and Attempted Rape Unable to Pay $15,000 Bond

Relief Sought: Asylum, Withholding of Removal, & Convention Against Torture
Country of Origin: Guatemala
Language: Spanish
Next Hearing: Individual (final) Hearing, December 18, 2019 at 8:30 am with IJ Caley before the Aurora Immigration Court

Ms. MF is a teenager from Guatemala who fled after men kidnapped her and tried to rape her because they said her father owed them money. She escaped, but the men came looking for her. She was granted a $15,000 bond but is unable to pay.

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