Kasowitz Wins Asylum for Ethiopian Refugee

Kasowitz Wins Asylum for Ethiopian Refugee

Kasowitz recently obtained an award of asylum from the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services on behalf of an orphaned Ethiopian girl who had been subjected to persecution in Ethiopia, including suffering severe physical and emotional harm. Kasowitz’s client was able to come to the United States to receive medical care, and the Kasowitz team demonstrated that the client would face persecution as a disabled female orphan, and would not receive appropriate medical care if she had to return to Ethiopia. This pro bono matter was handled by Kasowitz first-year associates Cindy Jordano and Ruth Windberg and supervised by partner Emilie B. Cooper.