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Axinn Secures Asylum for Pro Bono Client
July 20, 2023

Axinn has secured asylum on behalf of a 28-year-old Afghan woman who practiced dentistry and administered medical services to U.S. personnel in Kabul, Afghanistan before being forced to flee for her life upon the Taliban takeover in August 2021. The woman’s situation was particularly precarious due to the fact that she is a member of a religious and ethnic minority group that has historically opposed the Taliban. A team of Axinn attorneys prepared a legal brief, supporting factual documentation, and accompanied the woman to an interview with asylum officers last fall. The woman now lives and works as a dental assistant in the Washington, DC area, and will soon be eligible to apply for a green card on the basis of her asylee status. The team included Aziz Burgy, Tasneem Chowdhury, Victoria Lu, Lindsey Strang, Sandhya Taneja, Kate Lovett, and Megan Wan.

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