J and R are a father and son who are in the US seeking asylum. They spent over six months in Tijuana last year as part of the "Migrant Protection Protocol"- also known as the Remain in Mexico policy- before finally being allowed to come join their family members outside Philadelphia. They complied with all that was asked of them, including wearing ankle monitors, but at a routine check-in this year, they were detained by ICE.
This family was referred to NSC by the New Sanctuary Movement, whose members stepped forward and volunteered to help in any capacity, including writing letters of support to try and secure the family's release. NSC submitted multiple release requests for the family, and had submitted briefing to the court on why they should be granted bond; in April, J and R were finally released from detention.
*Client's name has been changed to protect anonymity.