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Student Requests Prosecutorial Discretion on Behalf of Immigrants’ Rights Clinic Client

This past spring quarter, Immigrants’ Rights Clinic student Keny Zurita ’15 (pictured here) supported a father of two in his request for prosecutorial discretion. The client was placed in deportation proceedings as a result of a two-decade-old criminal conviction and, after discussions with Keny, he decided to ask the government to drop his case. To prepare a request for Keny Zuritaprosecutorial discretion, Keny led seven client-centered sessions, visited the client’s home and interviewed his family members, led exhaustive fact gathering, drafted declarations, and conducted country conditions research. Through his work on the case, Keny considered the immigration court’s treatment of rehabilitative relief programs. He also gained experience explaining complex legal and strategic ideas to enable his client to critically weigh his options for relief.

One Response to “Student Requests Prosecutorial Discretion on Behalf of Immigrants’ Rights Clinic Client”

  1. Doris E. Lopez-Pinto says:

    Congratulations Keny – you are a true philanthropist! Your passion and conviction for the immigrant cause is commendable. You lived it, you know it, and you fight for it and that is commendable! Kudos to you.

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