Volunteer Testimonials


Geoffrey Louden

Geoffrey volunteered to do country conditions research, followed by an appeal to the Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA). He serves as Vice-Chair of Center Global, DC’s LGBT Asylum Support Network.

Esther Graff-Radford

Esther is the owner of Graff-Radford Law, LLC, an asylum and civil litigation firm. She took on her first immigration case through our partner site in Lumpkin, Georgia.

Joanna Diamond

Joanna used her experience in advocacy on public policy issues to represent an African man who fled persecution from his country's government. She is currently the Director of Advocacy for Health Care for the Homeless in Baltimore.

Kirsten Schlenger

Founder and managing partner of business immigration firm Weaver Schlenger LLP shares poignant and personal stories from her week on-the-ground in Dilley, Texas.

Sue Pyne

Silicon Valley to Dilley, Texas: A corporate lawyer spends a profound volunteer week serving detained asylum-seeking families.

Hamsa Mahendranathan

Meet Hamsa, a litigation associate with no prior immigration experience who argued her client’s case before the immigration court and helped her client win asylum.
Mary and Mary

Mary McGowan Davis & Mary Rothwell Davis

Two advocates with notable careers joined forces on behalf of their client from Congo-Brazzaville, who fled persecution on account of his political opinion.

Six Dilley Pro Bono Project volunteers report from their week on-the-ground with the Dilley Pro Bono Project

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