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Troutman Sanders Helps Teen Pro Bono Client Win Asylum

Law360, New York (August 11, 2017, 2:55 PM EDT) -- In a rare pro bono victory at U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services’ Atlanta office, a Troutman Sanders LLP attorney working on behalf of the legal resource organization Kids in Need of Defense secured asylum for a teenage boy who faced violent retaliation for refusing to join a gang and sell drugs in his home country of Guatemala.

Operating in a rural village abandoned by the Guatemalan government, gang members had attacked the now 14-year-old boy, set fire to part of his home, threatened to kill him...
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