Arent Fox Secures Asylum for Darfuri Refugee and Former Humanitarian Aid Worker
Arent Fox secured a major victory for a Darfuri refugee and former humanitarian aid worker who was scheduled to be deported to Sudan. the refugee fled Darfur several years ago after leaders of the Janjaweed militia—the government-backed group that has committed genocide in Darfur—threatened to kill him in retaliation for his work for a prominent humanitarian organization.
He applied for asylum in the United States, but the Board of Immigration Appeals denied his application and ordered him deported to Sudan. Arent Fox filed a motion to reconsider. Upon reconsideration, the Board concluded it had erred.