Client was a victim of domestic violence in a foreign country and came to the U.S. to seek protection. Client contacted other attorneys in regards to Client’s situation and was informed that the facts of Client’s case were insufficient for a grant of asylum. Client contacted Attorney Chelico for representation.
After Attorney Chelico was retained, he reviewed the facts of the case and the law and determined that Client’s circumstances constituted persecution under a newly recognized area of law. Attorney Chelico represented Client in an asylum application in which Client indicated the actual circumstances of the case.
Within less than 45 days from the filing of the application, Client’s application was approved and Client was granted asylum status in the U.S.