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Neal Gerber Eisenberg Assists Afghan Translator in Resettling to the United States

Neal Gerber Eisenberg, working in conjunction with the International Refugee Assistance Project (IRAP), is proud to announce the successful resettlement of Mohammed Younus Yousafzoy, a 24-year-old Afghan translator who worked with the U.S. armed forces for seven years. The NGE team included Lisa S. Zebovitz, Julie A. Fournier and William J. Lenz, as well as students from the University of Chicago Law School.

In 2015, NGE was asked by IRAP to represent Yousafzoy with his application to obtain a Special Immigrant Visa and relocation to the United States. Yousafzoy’s application was being held up, and he feared for his safety in the war-torn country. The process was particularly challenging, and after several years NGE succeeded in obtaining Yousafzoy’s visa, as well as benefits for the relocation.

Yousafzoy finally arrived in Houston on Wednesday, November 29th, where he received a warm welcome from his sponsor and former boss, U.S. Marine Lt. Col. Michael Hudson. Yousafzoy shared his deep appreciation of Hudson and NGE for their years of hard work and dedication to his resettlement.

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At Neal Gerber Eisenberg, pro bono work is a cornerstone of the firm’s mission. Stepping beyond our day-to-day practice not only sharpens and extends our legal skills, it also increases our engagement with the communities in which we live and work. The firm has established the goals that each of the firm’s attorneys will devote at least 50 hours per year to pro bono, and that the firm averages at least 50 hours of pro bono service per year per attorney.

Click here to read the Houston Chronicle article.