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February 1, 2021
Paul, Weiss was highlighted in a New Yorker article, “The Race to Dismantle Trump’s Immigration Policies.” The article details the Trump administration’s transformation of immigration policy via hundreds of quiet measures, and the individuals and organizations seeking to catalogue and combat them. It highlights Paul, Weiss’s role in a federal lawsuit filed, in collaboration with nonprofit The Door, on behalf of a 14-year-old asylum seeker who fled Honduras after her father was killed and her teenage sister was tortured by gunmen while a police officer watched. While living in a shelter run by the federal agency that has custody over unaccompanied migrant children, the teenage asylum seeker was nearly sent back to Honduras by ICE agents in the middle of the night during the pandemic, with no prior notice given to her attorney or her family—one of many cases in which ICE seemed to quietly target children who had previously lost asylum cases with their families at the border and then sought asylum on their own. The case remains pending.
The Paul, Weiss team includes litigation counsel Farrah Berse and associates Matthew Barnett, Robyn Bernstein, Nina Kovalenko and Ethan Stern. The team is supervised by litigation partner and firm Chairman Brad Karp and litigation partner Audra Soloway. The team also included litigation associates Agbeko Petty and Johan Tatoy, who are currently on secondment.