Julie Trester wrote about her personal experience helping lead the asylum victory of a young Mexican mother and her children. "Last November, I had my own small taste of "swing" when a colleague, Corey Hickman, and I won an asylum case for a 21-year-old Mexican woman and her three small children. Our clients fled domestic and gang violence in their home country to make a new life in ours. While their story is dramatic enough to inspire a book, the role that Corey and I played in the nearly two years leading up to the hearing will never be more than a footnote. Still, we managed to win even though -- just a few months before our court date -- the Attorney General decided (in an unrelated, closely watched asylum case) that domestic and gang violence were insufficient grounds for asylum," said Julie.
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