On Monday, September 11th, an immigration judge granted asylum to a young woman RBF Law has been representing pro bono for several months. The client was first referred to the firm through the Rocky Mountain Immigrant Advocacy Network (RMIAN) after she fled her home country to avoid persecution based on her religion. The judge stated on Monday that RBF Law presented “overwhelming” evidence in support of the client’s asylum application. In addition to the ruling, the judge complimented RBF Law for their excellent work presenting the case and for their commitment to pro bono service. RBF Law Pro Bono and Community Engagement Attorney Corey Longhurst and Attorney Kasey Johnson tried the case.
This immigration proceeding is one of many pro bono matters the firm has been involved in since the launch of its social justice platform in March 2017, which kicked off with an educational presentation on immigration law by RMIAN. In addition to advocating for immigrant populations, RBF Law has continued its commitment to the community by donating resources and funds to local organizations, non-profits, and schools.