Grant of Asylum Secured for Kaplan Hecker & Fink Pro Bono Client

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Kaplan Hecker & Fink LLP
Published on:
August 8th, 2019
Associate Talia Nissimyan

NEW YORK, NY, August 2, 2019 – Kaplan Hecker & Fink LLP associate Talia Nissimyan successfully secured a grant of asylum for our client, a native of Colombia seeking refuge in the United States.

Our client left Colombia at the age of 30 as a survivor of past persecution tied to his sexual orientation – including having undergone conversion therapy.

Together with her co-counsel at Ropes & Gray LLP, Ms. Nissimyan represented our client through proceedings before the San Francisco Asylum Office, securing a grant of asylum, after a nearly three-year wait, in recognition of the continued threat to his life should he be forced to return to Colombia.

Julie Fink commented, “Our firm is incredibly proud of Talia and her work in securing asylum for her client. This is a life-changing, and very possibly life-saving, outcome for him. Kaplan Hecker & Fink LLP will always be committed to advancing the causes of justice and equality through our legal work – this is a perfect example of our commitment in practice.”

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