Minnesota Law Students Help Honduran Trans Woman Win Asylum

Students participating in MinnesotaLaw's Immigration and Human Rights Clinic helped their client Rachell, a 27-year-old trans woman from Honduras, get asylum in the United States. Rachell, who escaped from physical and sexual abuse and the threat of gang violence in her native country, now has a permanent home here.

“As an immigrant myself, I am so elated to have part of this rewarding process and to help give someone else a new beginning in this country," says 3L Srishtee Dear, one of the students who worked on the case. "It was such a rewarding, challenging, and thought-provoking process that gave me great insight into the reality of client representation.”

The fully story is available as a special online-only extra to the fall 2022 edition of Minnesota Law magazine

Steve Meili
Steve Meili
James H. Michael Chair in International Human Rights Law
Director of Law Clinics
Professor of Law