Hughes Hubbard successfully represented a gay Salvadoran man in obtaining asylum in the United States on the basis that he was at risk of persecution in his home country.

The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) granted the client's application for asylum on March 6, 2015.

The 35-year-old client, who lives in Port Chester, New York, came to the US in July 1998 to escape the violence and mistreatment he experienced in El Salvador as a gay man. The client was discriminated against from an early age by his family members, teachers and peers. He was brutally attacked by gangs on multiple occasions and the police did not offer any protection.

Immigration Equality referred the case to Hughes Hubbard in 2012, when the client applied for asylum on the grounds of changed circumstances in his life, including his marriage to his husband that March.

Nalini Gupta represented the client, conducting fact-gathering interviews with him and preparing the supporting documents for his application. Sarah Cave supervised the case and Quan Trinh provided assistance.