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Secure Immigration Relief for Bangladeshi Survivor of Human Trafficking (T-Visa Application)

Name of Organization

Asian Americans Advancing Justice-LA

Type of Opportunity

Other

Suitable for

Attorney

Frequency

One-Time

Time commitment

Over 50 hours

Date(s) of Opportunity

N/A

 

Location of Opportunity

Los Angeles, CA

Description of Opportunity

Represent a survivor of human trafficking in applying for a T-Visa. Client is Bangladeshi and escaped from his traffickers earlier this year. Client worked as a house servant in the Middle East for one family for over ten years, and was forced to accompany one of the family’s sons to the U.S. Client was forced to work not only as a cook, but also as a general servant and was never allowed to leave his apartment except for Friday prayers at the local mosque and to do grocery shopping for food to cook for his employers/traffickers. In addition to not being paid anywhere near minimum wage, he was also physically abused.

Organizational Contact

Christina Yang, Pro Bono Director, Asian Americans Advancing Justice – Los Angeles, cyang@advancingjustice-la.org.

Suggested PBTI Training Connected to this Volunteer Opportunity

T Visa – Part of Immigration 101

Language Skills Required

Bangladeshi preferred but not required (Advancing Justice has been working with volunteer interpreters)

September 21, 2017

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