Friday, June 30, 2006

Justice Prevails

My client from Tibet was granted asylum!! I am so happy and so relieved. What an end to this intense month. My client is finally out of limbo and can start putting the pain of all that she endured at the hands of the Chinese behind her. Now we can start working on getting her work papers, and eventually, on assisting her with getting her children here. She is the mother of three and has not seen her children since she sent them out of Tibet for their own safety. Can you imagine?

Thank God, Tara, Allah, Yaweh, Ganesh, and Buddha. Thank you, thank you, thank you.

In addition to feeling so happy for my client, I was psyched because the Judge gave me and my partner props, saying that we had done a great job and so thoroughly documented the case that she was able to go through the hearing quickly and spare my client the emotional trauma of having to recount all of the details of the abuse she had suffered. Not too shabby for my first time in Immigration Court.

I am so ready for a vacation now, I can't even tell you. Raj and I leave on a plane tonight and head down to Houston. The first order of business is to sleep and sleep and sleep. Then, I'm going to go running, read, relax with my parents, brothers and friends, and try to recoup after this insane month. I am so exhausted, and I still have to pack!

Picture courtesy of the Rigdzin Foundation.

5 comments:

Bananarama said...

Yay! Congratulations, Buttercup! :)

Have a great vacation!

Pas said...

Congratulations!!! This is really great. I hope to talk to you over the weekend, xo.

gravelly said...

Congrats Buttercup!!! You rock girl! Have a great vacation in Houston!

Tracy said...

Congratulations to you and your client!

Y'all have a great time in Texas!

wordnerd said...

great news! have a wonderful holiday! I think we should get pictures when you get back!!!!