Funds for an asylum-seeker's forensic evaluation
Organized by: Tagreed Nafisi
More than 17,500 people died in homicides in 2015 in the Northern Triangle, a geographic region encompassing El Salvador, Honduras, and Guatemala the size of the state of Oregon and home to just under 30 million people. For the past six years, all three countries have ranked within the world’s top four countries for rates of femicide, while El Salvador and Guatemala have had the highest homicide rates in the world among children. Imagine a mother in El Salvador trying to protect her children from forced gang recruitment or, in the alternative, violence and even death. Image her making it to the United States in search of safety for her family only to face a complex asylum system in which those with the best resources win.
My name is Tagreed “Tina” Nafisi and I am a student at the Catholic University of America Columbus School of Law as well as a student attorney in the Immigration Litigation Clinic through which we provide pro bono representation to asylum-seekers in collaboration with Immigration Legal Services of Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Washington. While our Salvadoran client is lucky to have pro bono representation, our client needs a forensic evaluation, which is a key component of our case. These evaluations are expensive, but with your donation we can achieve our goal of providing our client with a forensic evaluation and therefore increase her chances of earning asylum protections for her and her family. Please consider donating any amount to help someone in need. Your help will be greatly appreciated and make a positive impact on another’s life. Thank you in advance for your contribution.