Cases & Advocacy

In re M.A.G.

Status: Closed

Outcome: Victory

Location: Mexico

Jurisdiction + Case Number: San Francisco Asylum Office

M.A.G. fled his country fearing for his life and safety as a gay man. Once in the U.S., he searched unsuccessfully for a long time for an attorney who could represent him and that he could afford. Three days before the asylum filing deadline, he was referred to NCLR.

These cases usually take months to prepare but given that this was a life or death situation, our immigration project team did everything we could to put together a case for him and submit all the necessary materials in the course of 3 days, and then to gather other supporting materials and prepare him on short notice for his interview at the asylum office. In October 2018, M.A.G. was granted asylum. He told NCLR that getting this grant of asylum changed his life.