A man from Bangladesh and his family arrived in the United States on tourist visas. However, their primary goal in coming to the United States was not to see the sites, but to flee a series of horrific events that had happened to the father of the family on account of his work for a Bangladesh opposition party. He had worked diligently for the party for years, and his activities eventually brought him to the attention of the ruling party in Bangladesh who targeted him in a series of attacks. In addition, several threats were made against both him and his family.
In the United States, Baumgartner Law Office applied for asylum for the client and his family before USCIS in Los Angeles. As usual, once the six month clock was satisfied, the client and his family obtained work permits. In the meantime, a variety of evidence was gathered from Bangladesh, and Baumgartner Law Office put everything together along with a thorough legal memorandum, explaining in particular why the harm the client suffered rose to the requisite level of "persecution." Having prepared the client thoroughly for the interview at the asylum office, the client ably answered all the asylum officer's questions about his case. When the decision came back, the family was ecstatic to learn that they would be able to live and work safely in the United States on a permanent basis.