Ms. R was a human rights worker in her native African country. She worked for a non-profit organization, traveling the land to help displaced families and former child soldiers. Her efforts drew the ire of rebel groups and corrupt government officials, who often harassed and attacked her. Ultimately, she fled her home for a country founded on freedom: America.
The Catholic Legal Assistance Ministry Immigration Law Project took up Ms. R’s cause. CLAM attorneys represented her as she petitioned for asylum status in the United States and adjusted to a new life here in St. Louis.