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Senegalese Teenager in Deportation Fight Wins Right to Study in the United States

July 29, 2006

WilmerHale lawyers achieved a significant pro bono victory when immigration authorities announced that they would drop deportation proceedings against our client, Amadou Ly, and allow him to live and study in the United States. Many WilmerHale lawyers contributed to this outstanding result, including Edward Tobin, Ilona Cohen and Sarah Hurwitz.

For more information on the client and the firm's involvement in this case, see Nina Bernstein, Senegalese Teenager Wins Right to Study in the U.S., New York Times (July 29, 2006) and Nahal Toosi, U.S. to let Illegal Senegalese Teen Stay on Student Visa, Associated Press (July 28, 2006).