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Pro Bono Victory: Greene Espel helps client reunite with her family after five-year separation

On April 12, 2017, after over five years of separation, a long-time pro bono client of Greene Espel was finally reunited with her husband and six children. The client was forced to flee from her home country of Burundi in 2012 after she spoke out against public corruption. In partnership with The Advocates for Human Rights, X. Kevin Zhao began representing the client in 2013 in her petition for political asylum, which she obtained in 2015. Kevin then helped the client petition for derivative asylum status for her family. The client and her family were finally reunited.  Kevin was honored to to be at his client’s side at the Minneapolis airport as she welcomed her family to the United States. 

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