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Paul, Weiss Assists Deported Parents in Their Requests to Have Asylum Claims Heard

As part of its role as the head of the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) Steering Committee to assist with the reunification of the 420 parents who were separated from their children at the border and then deported, Paul, Weiss assisted with the submission of declarations from 51 deported parents to the government related to their potential asylum claims. These declarations followed a settlement between the ACLU and the Department of Justice that provides parents who were denied a meaningful opportunity to present their claim for asylum or protection with another opportunity to seek to present those claims. Most of these parents also have children who are themselves pursuing claims in the United States, and the parents seek to return to the United States to pursue their claims alongside their children.

The parents were screened by dozens of Paul, Weiss attorneys in a very short time frame, and Paul, Weiss attorneys, working with our NGO partners, reviewed, drafted and prepared the declarations for submission. The government has 30 days to respond to these submissions.

The Paul, Weiss team working on the declarations is led by firm chairman Brad Karp, litigation counsel Steven Herzog, pro bono associate BJ Jensen, litigation associates Elizabeth Grossman and Sierra Robart, and corporate associates Dave Marshall and Kimberly Heessels.

December 17, 2018

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