August 1, 2018
Courtney Hunt successfully represented a Guatemalan woman seeking asylum in the United States. The basis of the asylum claim was persecution that the client had suffered on account of an imputed political opinion. The firm drafted the client’s asylum brief and represented her at her hearing in the Memphis Immigration Court. The case was referred to Forman Watkins through its pro bono partnership with Catholic Charities in Jackson, whose immigration attorney Amelia McGowan provided invaluable support. The firm’s Jackson attorneys are currently representing several other asylum seekers through this partnership.