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# Id Submit date Submitter's Email Address Attorney Name: Street Address Street Address Line 2 City State / Province / Region Postal / Zip Code Country Office Phone: Mobile Phone: Email Address: State of Bar License: Bar License Number: HNBA Member? Type of Legal Matter: Case Number: Client Name: Street Address Street Address Line 2 City State / Province / Region Postal / Zip Code Country Client Phone: Client Email Address: Client Country of Origin: Client Age: Description of Immigration Legal Services: Check Box Retainer Agreement One of the above documents:
1 5712 2019-10-19 18:34:30
Jen Healey
7630 Little River Turnpike
Suite 900
Annandale
VA
22003
United States
+1 7039791240
757 5603326
jennifer@justneighbors.org
Pennsylvania
324558
No
Removal Defense, Asylum, T Visa, SIJS
A215875249
Petrona Mendoza Santiago
7630 Little River Turnpike 
Suite 900
Annandale
VA
22003
United States
703 9791240
jennifer@justneighbors.org
Guatemala
14
I am applying for a grant to help cover expenses arising from representation for a 14 year-old client of mine. Petrona grew up in a rural part of Guatemala and was severely neglected during her early years. She was abducted at age 11 in her country by a relative, who forced her into drug and labor trafficking. He threatened to kill her or her mother if she refused his demands. Specifically, he had her use, harvest, and deliver drugs for him. Petrona was enslaved by him for about three years. He then forced her to come to the US in late 2018, ultimately landing in Virginia, where he had her cook and clean for him and continued to threaten her. You will notice that her last name is incorrect on her documents: that is because her trafficker forged her last name at the border (so that it would match his). He posed as her father to border officials (thinking that a father-child would be more likely to receive permission to enter).  He ultimately abandoned her on the street on a frigid January night in 2019. Due to the extreme trauma she has endured, she is eligible for several benefits: T Visa, asylum, and SIJS. I have already submitted an asylum application and she interviews with Arlington AO at the end of this month (she is also in removal proceedings). She is indigenous and only spoke indigenous languages before coming to the US. She never attended school before coming to the US. She is nearly proficient in Spanish after learning it from relatives in this country (after only several months of practice)! Many expenses have arisen out of this case because Petrona has been through so much in such a short time, so financial assistance (for transportation to appointments, mental health care, continued legal services, evidence collection, etc.) would be much appreciated.
I agree
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2 4892 2019-06-22 19:01:30
Laura Hoover
939 W North Ave.
Suite 750
Chicago
IL
60642
United States
7733458883 3458883
847 333-7046
laura.hoover@childrenslegalcenterchicago.org
Illinois
6300907
No
Removal Defense for an unaccompanied minor.
201719625
Sharito Buatista Navarro
1962 W Morse
House C
Chicago
Illinois
60626
United States
773 690-3558
None@none.com
Guatemala
16
Client is a minor fleeing abuse and neglect from parents in Guatemala. We are doing SIJS and Asylum (both affirmatively and defensively in front of IJ). Our organization is a non-profit comprised of volunteer attorneys and law students. Every case we handle is pro bono for the client. We need funding to help cover expenses such as paper, printer, office, etc.
I agree
20190622125824334 (1).pdf
ICE Docs.pdf
3 4889 2019-06-21 22:51:05
Larua Hoover
939 W North Ave.
Suite 750
Chicago
IL
60642
United States
7733458883 3458883
847 3337046
laura.hoover@childrenslegalcenterchicago.org
Illinois
6300907
No
Asylum. Removal Proceedings.
201395673
Jasmin Migel Cruz de Torres
1302 17th Ave
None
Monroe
WI
52566
United States
608 851-0802
None@none.com
Guatemala
19
Client and her 1 year old daughter fled Guatemala to seek asylum. We represent client and her daughter in her asylum application through the immigration court. Our organization is a non-profit comprised of volunteer attorneys and law students. Every case we handle is pro bono for the client. We need funding to help cover expenses such as paper, printer, office, etc.
I agree
Retainer Agreement - signed(1).pdf
20190621174613636.pdf
4 4883 2019-06-21 16:40:53
Laura Hoover
939 W North Ave
Suite 750
Chicago
Illinois
60642
United States
773 345-8883
847 333-7046
Laura.Hoover@ChildrensLegalCenterChicago.org
Illinois
6300907
No
Removal Proceedings. Asylum.
215614360
Jesica Miguel Cruz
1302 17th Ave
N/A
Monroe
Wisconsin
53566
United States
608 851-0802
None@none.com
Guatemala
11
Client is an 11 year old child who came to the US in May 2017 to seek asylum. She was separated from her mother under Zero Tolerance and reunited in July pursuant to the Miss L class action. We represent client (and her mother) in their asylum case. Our organization is a non-profit comprised of volunteer attorneys and law students. Every case we handle is pro bono for the client. We need funding to help cover expenses such as paper, printer, office, etc.
I agree
Retainer Agreement - signed.pdf
2019.4.18 COV.pdf
5 4865 2019-06-19 16:37:29
Laura Hoover
939 W North Ave
Suite 650
Chicago
Illinois
60642
United States
773 345-8883
872 333-7046
laura.hoover@childrenslegalcenterchicago.org
Illinois
6300907
No
Asylum
215671204
Delia Gomez Ibares
371 Inlands Drive
Apt 3B
Wheeling
Illinois
60090
United States
847 766-7056
a868704g@gmail.com
Mexico
32 years
Client and her 4 minor children (ages 14, 11, 9 and 7) fled Mexico and are seeking asylum in the United States. We are representing the client and her 4 minor children in removal proceedings to obtain asylum for this family. We are a non-profit organization that provides all legal services pro bono.
I agree
20190619095518255.pdf
Notice of Hearing 2019.7.17.pdf
6 4849 2019-06-14 15:34:27
Mary Chicorelli
1500 Walnut Street
Suite 700
Philadelphia
PA
19102
United States
267 8886703
267 8886703
mfc@equalaccesslegal.org
PA
310661
No
Removal Proceedings
A216371175
Jose Lopez Carrillo
3400 Eastern Blvd 
Apartment D14
York
PA
17402
United States
717 3337089
di.lopez9286@gmail.com
Mexico
32
Representation during Removal Proceedings in Philadelphia Immigration Court for Cancellation of Removal 42b. Although the Representation Agreement indicates that we are representing them in an adjustment of status application, this strategy changed after the EOIR stopped admin closing I-130 cases in Removal Proceedings. We are now proceeding with a cancellation.
I agree
Lopez - Representation Agreement.pdf
Lopez-Carrillo, Jose - MCH 8-12-2019.pdf
7 4096 2019-04-10 14:51:32
Liana Montecinos
4530 Wisconsin Avenue NW
Suite 400
Washington
DC
20016
United States
202 6448605
703 3897883
lmontecinos@benachcollopy.com
District of Columbia
16 59 940
Yes
detained client fighting for asylum, withholding of removal, and protection under the convention against torture
201426785
Roberto Castro Castillo
River Correctional Facility
26362 LA-15
Ferriday
LA
71334
Uzbekistan
202 6448605
lmontecinos@benachcollopy.com
Honduras
26
My name is Liana Montecinos and I am an immigration attorney in D.C.  I am presenting a detained Honduran man, Mr. C-C, on a pro bono basis. Mr. C-C has an ICH before the LaSalle Immigration Court in Louisiana on May 7, 2019. During this hearing, he will testify to his claims of  asylum, withholding, and protection under the Convention Against Torture.  Mr. C-C and his family were threatened by a powerful criminal group in San Pedro Sula called Los Tacamicheros/Los Aguacates because (1) he refused to sell drugs for them, (2) he reported them to the authorities, and (3) because of his family ties.  Prior to targeting Mr. C-C to sell drugs, this same criminal group tortured and killed Mr. C-C’s sister-in-law.  After Mr. C-C and his wife filed a report with the authorities for the torture and death of his sister-in-law, the criminal group started targeting him. His wife and children entered the U.S. before him and were released from detention. Mr. C-C- has been in detention since December 2018. He passed his CFI, but was denied bond because he was charged as an arriving alien.  ICE denied him parole twice. The first time they denied him parole, the ICE officer gave an absolute ridiculous analysis basically saying “Denied because he should have applied for a visa at the Honduran consulate.” We responded to that directing the officer to the law and asking for a reconsideration of the parole request. Then, ICE denied him parole for allegedly being a flight risk due to “lack of community ties.” Although we are providing them with pro bono services, the family needs money to pay for the translation and mailing fees, and also transportation fees so that his wife can testify in support of her husband (needs to travel from Nebraska to Louisiana).  Your help is greatly appreciated to save a family of 5.Thank you, Liana
I agree
Castro Castillo, Roberto - Pro bono engagement letter.pdf
Castro Castillo, Roberto - ICH Notice 05.07.19.pdf
8 2830 2018-09-07 22:10:19
Sally Joyner
Mid-South Immigration Advocates
P.O. Box 11185
Memphis
TN
38111
United States
901 2444367
901 7343160
joyner@miamemphis.org
TN
31375
No
Asylum in removalproceedings
215700523
Yeny Ordonez
Mid-South Immigration Advocates
PO Box 11185
Memphis
TN
38111
United States
901 5134938
joyner@miamemphis.org
Honduras
22
Representing mother and two children (ages 2 and 3) in removalproceedings, including applications for asylum and related relief.
I agree
yeni rep agreement.pdf
yeni NTA.pdf
9 2829 2018-09-07 22:07:13
Sally Joyner
Mid-South Immigration Advocates
P.O. Box 11185
Memphis
TN
38111
United States
901 2444367
901 7343160
joyner@miamemphis.org
TN
31375
No
Asylum in removalproceedings
215586132
Nadya Reyes
Mid-South Immigration Advocates
PO Box 11185
Memphis
TN
38111
United States
901 6522565
joyner@miamemphis.org
Honduras
24
Representing mother and one child (age 2) in removalproceedings, including applications for asylum and related relief.
I agree
nadya rep agreement.pdf
nadya NTA.pdf
10 2828 2018-09-07 21:59:39
Sally Joyner
Mid-South Immigration Advocates
PO Box 11185
Memphis
TN
38111
United States
901 2444367
901 7343160
joyner@miamemphis.org
TN
31375
No
Asylum in removal proceedings
215700604
Brenda Zeron
Mid-South Immigration Advocates
PO Box 11185
Memphis
TN
38111
United States
901 7071408
joyner@miamemphis.org
Honduras
21
Representing mother and two children (ages 2 and 3) in removal proceedings, including applications for asylum and related relief. 
I agree
brenda rep agreement.pdf
brenda NTA.pdf
11 1623 2018-02-23 15:22:10
Carolina Saavedra
2231 Crystal Drive
Suite 350
Arlington
VA
22202
United States
703 3101130
949 4262020
csaavedra@uscridc.org
California
281608
No
Defensive Asylum for UAC
209846450
Salvador Ruano Miranda
2055 Allen Drive
Apt 105
Annapolis
MD
21401
United States
443 440-7254
salvadorruano23@gmail.com
El Salvador
14
US Committee for Refugees and Immigrants is helping this UAC client to apply for asylum before the asylum office and attending his immigration court hearings as well. His claim is based on persecution aimed at members of his family.
I agree
Retainer(4).pdf
ORR Release Verification(3).pdf
12 426 2017-05-31 18:39:34
Michelle  Ortiz
3000 Biscayne Blvd,. Suite 400
Miami
Florida
33137
United States
305 5731106
786 9254474
mortiz@aijustice.org
Florida Supreme Court
44721
Yes

Adjustment of Status for VAWA Approved client

EAC1701650421
Gloria E. Garcia
1630 SW 10th Street # 3
Miami
Florida
33135
United States
786 8479473
mortiz@aijustice.org
Guatemala
44

Ms. Garcia has a pending adjustment of status application. Ms. Garcia is unable to work as a result of a car accident. She has serious difficulty walking, only being able to make small steps with a walker. She cannot balance standing and most hold on to something. Our office is awaiting for her adjustment interview and she needs to submit her medicals at that time, but she doesn't have the money to pay the fees.

I agree
Retainer(3).pdf
I485 Receipt Notice.pdf
13 421 2017-05-23 23:44:54
Paula Gonzalez
355 Third Ave. Ste. 103
Chula Vista
CA
91910
United States
619 4224993
619 2749525
paula@paulagonzalezlaw.com
Washington
31404
No

Bond Hearing & Removal Defense

A205536112
Blanca Herrera-Idelfonso
201 North 15th Ave. Apt. 4
Escondido
CA
92025
United States
619 6552122
blancageronimo1518@gmail.com
Mexico
27

Rodriguez Bond Hearing and Withholding Removal Defense at San Diego, CA Immigration Court.

Explanation of documents: we are providing an I-830E which does not have the notation of "CR." We are submitting p. 1 of the Motion for Bond Redetermination under Rodriguez v. Robbins with a court stamp as proof that it was a Rodriguez Bond Hearing. We are also submitting the Order of the Immigration Judge granting the bond.

I agree
Contract .pdf
I-830 Supp docs.pdf
14 415 2017-05-13 18:46:23
Carolina Saavedra
2231 Crystal Drive
Arlington
VA
22202
United States
703 3101130
949 4262020
csaavedra@uscridc.org
Carolina
281608
No

UAC Asylum in defensive proceedings

209-423-824
Marvin Duran Ortiz
3513 14th St NW, apt 3
Washington
DC
22010
United States
202 2702030
csaavedra@uscridc.org
El Salvador
17

Client is applying for asylum with the asylum office based on particular social group of family membership.

Client's father was a soldier in the governments military during civil war. Fiance had joined guerrillas. He broke off engagement. Fiance had child, which father did not recognize. Child is client's older half-sister. Half-sister is now local gang leader and has zeroed in on client and targets him due to her hatred against father. She and her gang have tried to kill client in the past and continue to threaten him and now his younger brother.

I agree
Retainer(2).pdf
ORR Release Verification(2).pdf
15 414 2017-05-13 18:46:21
Carolina Saavedra
2231 Crystal Drive
Arlington
VA
22202
United States
703 3101130
949 4262020
csaavedra@uscridc.org
Carolina
281608
No

UAC Asylum in defensive proceedings

209-423-824
Marvin Duran Ortiz
3513 14th St NW, apt 3
Washington
DC
22010
United States
202 2702030
csaavedra@uscridc.org
El Salvador
17

Client is applying for asylum with the asylum office based on particular social group of family membership.

Client's father was a soldier in the governments military during civil war. Fiance had joined guerrillas. He broke off engagement. Fiance had child, which father did not recognize. Child is client's older half-sister. Half-sister is now local gang leader and has zeroed in on client and targets him due to her hatred against father. She and her gang have tried to kill client in the past and continue to threaten him and now his younger brother.

I agree
Retainer(1).pdf
ORR Release Verification(1).pdf
16 413 2017-05-13 18:34:54
Carolina Saavedra
2231 Crystal Drive
Arlington
VA
22202
United States
703 3101130
949 4262020
csaavedra@uscridc.org
California
281608
No

UAC Asylum

209429995
Darwin Alfaro Gutierrez
1235 Randolph Street NW, apt 103
Washington
DC
20011
United States
202 341-3026
csaavedra@uscridc.org
El Salvador
12

Client is applying for asylum in defensive proceedings based on particular social groups of males from the specific canton, and as family member of his uncle.
Client's canton (outskirt town/neighborhood) is being targeted by a gang that has tried to take over. Males from canton and two adjacent canton have armed themselves to keep the gang out. Client's uncle was specifically targeted and has received threats against himself and his family. Gang is aware client is uncle's young nephew and that uncle is a father figure to him. Gang prohibits males from canton, under threat of death, from setting foot in main town center near canton (hospitals, markets, etc, there).

I agree
Retainer.pdf
ORR Release Verification.pdf
17 404 2017-05-10 15:47:23admin@hnba.com
Darcy Tharp
1020 19th St. NW
Suite 505
Washington
District of Columbia
20036
United States
202 2234777
202 2234777
nationaloffice@hnba.com
Wisconsin
54123
Yes

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Aiden
400 Mass. Ave NW
Unit 1212
Washington
DC
20001
United States
301 9365289
dtharp21@gmail.com
Mexico
25

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I agree
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18 396 2017-05-08 12:33:26
Clarissa Arevalo
2231 Crystal Drive
Suite 350
Arlington
Virginia
22202
United States
703 3101130
213 4070019
carevalo@uscridc.org
CA & DC
CA:293829 DC:1021365
No

T Visa in Proceedings

206700658
Josue David Petz Perez
21 Kennedy Street NW
Apt 301
Washington
DC
20011
United States
000 0000000
JosueDavidPetz@gmail.com
Guatemala
19

Josue was designated as a UC upon his entry in 2014. He is applying for a T visa in proceedings. Josue is a victim of labor trafficking. Josue was stranded in Washington, DC without adequate housing, food, or transportation. Josue was completely isolated and was forced to rely on his step-father because he did not know anyone else in the United States. Josue’s step-father forced him to work at a restaurant so that Josue could provide for himself and to pay down his debts. Josue’s step-father demanded that he pay rent and for his necessities; therefore, forcing Josue to find employment as a minor. Josue was forced to work over 60 hours a week at a local restaurant. He was paid very little for the work he performed. His step-father took most his earnings leaving Josue with barely anything to survive. Josue felt like he could not leave the situation or refuse to work. As a result of the vitimization, Josue became homeless. He continues to suffer financially and emotionally because of the victimization. Josue is currently living in safe housing and is enrolled as a full-time student.

I agree
Signed Contract.pdf
ORR Verification of Release.pdf
19 391 2017-05-05 13:02:07
Carolina Saavedra
2231 Crystal Drive
Suite 350
Arlington
VA
22202
United States
703 3101130
969 4262020
csaavedra@uscridc.org
California
281608
No

UAC asylum

209232627
Carlos Morales Figueroa
39572 Mossridge Road
Aldie
VA
20105
United States
571 2450107
csaavedra@uscridc.org
Guatemala
15

Client’s father was abusive towards mother. Mother was able to escape abusive relationship and move out. Threats and attacks continued so she left home country and left children, including client, with grandmother. Father then took client to live with him. Father severely abused client for several years and repeatedly threatened to kill him as revenge on his mother for leaving. Client tried to escape father but father just escalated abuse as punishment, culminating in an attempt murder client. Client was finally able to escape and flee the country with grandmother’s help. Grandmother and other child also left home country.

Client resides in a jurisdiction that is not prone to issuing SIJS findings, thus we are pursuing the asylum route based on the PSGs of family membership, and of children who are victims of child abuse.

I agree
Carlos - Retainer.pdf
Carlos - ORR Release Verification.pdf
20 388 2017-05-03 20:51:59
Juan  Rocha 
P.O. Box 5965
Mesa
AZ
85211
United States
480 8551759
480 8551759
rochalawoffice@gmail.com
Arizona
025039
No

Bond request
Appeal to the Board of Immigration Appeals based on ineffective assistance of counsel

087-531-369
Jose Alberto Silva Islas 
Detained at Eloy Detention Center 
1705 E. Hanna Road 
Eloy 
AZ
85131
United States
480 8551759
rochalawoffice@gmail.com
Mexico
36

Client was taken into custody without incident by Fugitive Operations (FUG) officers of DHS, and transported to the Phoenix ERO Field Office for removal. The same day, undersigned counsel filed an I-246, Stay of Removal, with DHS in Phoenix. On November 4, 2016, DHS granted his Stay of Removal for ninety (90) days to allow client to file a Motion to Reopen his Removal Proceedings based on a claim of ineffective assistance of counsel (IAC). The I-213 filed in this case corroborates this assertion: “the stay was approved . . . due to evidence that the [sic] Client’s previous attorney was suspended by the AZ Bar Association and the likelihood of an MTR [Motion to Reopen] being approved for this case.” Despite acknowledging the possible ineffectiveness of counsel, the Department nevertheless detained Client because “he breeched his bond and depart as ordered by the court.” As such, he was transferred to the Eloy Detention Center where he is presently detained. Undersigned counsel filed for a bond hearing but the bond was denied due to "no jurisdiction." Undersigned counsel is also representing client in his appeal to the BIA in regards to his motion to reopen based on ineffective assistance of counsel.

I agree
SPANISH Services Agreement(1).pdf
012017 Notice of No Jurisdiction.pdf
21 359 2017-04-13 22:52:10
Juan  Rocha
P.O. Box 5965
Mesa
AZ
85211
United States
480 8551759
480 8551759
rochalawoffice@gmail.com
Arizona 
025039
No

Asylum case

200607438
Bernardo Rosales-Fentanes 
P.O. Box 5965
Mesa
AZ
85211
United States
480 8551759
rochalawoffice@gmail.com
Mexico 
47

The client is being represented on his claim for asylum before the Executive Office for Immigration Review. Additionally, there has been a bond petition in which he was also represented. The client is presently detained.

I agree
SPANISH Services Agreement.pdf
Notice of no jurisdiction.pdf
22 281 2017-03-14 19:27:30
Ysabel Hernandez
1666 John K. Kennedy Causeway Suite 206
North Bay Village
FL
33141
United States
305 3846235
305 9899383
ysabel@visausa.pro
FL
63285
No

Withholding of removal

0775228**
Hernandez Ysabel M.
1666 John K. Kennedy Causeway Suite 206
North Bay Village
FL
33141
United States
305 3704196
ysabel@visausa.pro
Honduras
38

Client is currently detained and has been since 11/2016. He is subject to a final order of removal and also reinstatement of removal as he reentered subsequent to his deportation. He was under an order of supervision where she was reporting yearly for the last five years. When he showed up for supervision in November 2016, he was apprehended and treated very badly by the officers. He has successfully completed the reasonable fear interview and the case was referred to the immigration judge for "withholding only" proceedings. His individual hearing is coming up at on March 20, 2017. We have had two master calendar hearings. The judge refuses to even entertain a bond hearing because of the final order. Efforts to negotiate with Immigration and Customs Enforcement for his release have been futile. He has a viable claim for withholding because one of his brothers who was a major drug dealer in Honduras was arrested and recently extradited to the United States by the DEA. His brother has never been in the US. However, many of the drug-related transactions had ties to New York, Venezuela, Haiti and Honduras. Upon extradition by the DEA, people associated with the brother have since killed two of my client's brothers to show the family what would happen to all of them if the extradited brother were to release any information about their activities. The retainer agreement is attached and describes all the different services that have been or will be provided and the cost associated with each service. Unfortunately, the family has been unable to comply with the payments as the main provider for the family is in detention and has been since November 2016. Of the total amounts owed, the family has only been able to pay the first visit to the detention facility. Receipt is attached. Many hours have been dedicated to the preparation and filing of the withholding only application as well as visits to the client and hearings before the immigration court. The last push will be this week in preparation for the individual hearing on March 20, 2017. The $500.00 payment received thus far is far less than $100 per hour compared to the number of hours dedicated to the matter thus far.

I agree
Fee Agreement and Payment Receipt.pdf
Custody Determination.pdf