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Paul, Weiss Achieves Asylum Victory for Client

Paul, Weiss and Human Rights First obtained asylum for a woman from Burkina Faso who had been subjected to female genital mutilation by her grandmother and was in a forced marriage to a man many years her senior. She feared that her young daughter would be circumcised, as well. The Immigration Court judge found that her testimony was credible, that she had been persecuted, and that she had a well-founded fear of persecution on account of her membership in a particular social group. 

The Paul, Weiss team included litigation associates Susan Maisel, Julie Romm and Karen Zeituni. Litigation partner Christopher Boehning supervised the matter.

April 15, 2013

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