Saturday, December 7th, 2019

Pro Se Withholding Victory: El Salvador, Tattooed Youth


Matthew J. Lamberti, Staff Attorney at PIRC, writes: "I wanted to share a recent decision by Immigration Judge Morley, usually a Philadelphia Immigration Court Judge, but filling in last month for some York Immigration Court cases.  A young man from El Salvador recently won his withholding claim pro se, and shared a copy of the IJ’s decision with us.  The DHS did not appeal this decision.  All identifying information has been removed.  The applicant was able to take advantage of the EOIR-funded Legal Orientation Program provided by PIRC.  He also attended asylum workshops and one-on-one consultations, and PIRC was able to help with translation of some of his evidence.  The young man did a really great