Shook Gains Asylum for Honduran Woman

The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) granted asylum and permanent residency to a young woman from Honduras fleeing physical violence. Shook Associate Margaret Horn worked for nearly three years with Kids in Need of Defense (KIND) to help her client adjudicate the proceedings in Immigration Court in Arlington, Virginia, and petition her asylum case before an USCIS officer, as she was a minor.

In addition, the U.S. government will allow her to stay in the U.S. permanently after issuing her a green card.

“The result is incredibly rewarding for our client who is starting a new life in America,” stated Horn, a product liability lawyer who practices in Washington, D.C. “KIND is a fantastic partner, helpful and dedicated.” 

Shook is committed to pro bono causes. The firm averages 25,000 to 30,000 hours of donated pro bono hours each year.