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Shannon N. Proctor and Patria N. Lohvinski Successfully Represent Guatemalan Mother and Child in Immigration Proceedings

news | December 1, 2022

On referral from the Tahirih Justice Center, Firm attorneys Shannon N. Proctor and Patria N. Lohvinski represented a mother and child who fled their home country of Guatemala to the United States after the mother endured years of domestic abuse at the hands of her partner. Upon arrival into the U.S., the mother and child were placed in removal proceedings. Ms. Proctor and Ms. Lohvinski represented the mother and child before the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services to secure work authorizations, permitting the mother to work and provide for her child, while awaiting her individual hearing before the Baltimore Immigration Court. Ms. Proctor and Ms. Lohvinski then represented the client in a two-hour pre-hearing conference and an individual hearing before Immigration Judge Jack Weil who, based on the weight of the evidence presented, granted the client withholding of removal and granted her young son asylum. Firm associate Erin Nebbia also assisted on the case.

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