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Wolves are a lesson in endurance and courage. Each day wolves touch and caress one another to reaffirm their close relationship...a warm and loving reminder to all humankind. They live in communities and vigorously protect the most vulnerable in their pack: their young.

We provide Human Rights Protection to the most vulnerable in the world through the Asylum process in the United States. Founder, Judith Marty is an attorney and former INS supervisory asylum officer. For six years, she supervised and trained asylum officers on how to adjudicate asylum cases. Prior to that, she worked for the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees adjudicating children's cases in refugee camps. Ask her expert advice before you file for asylum.

What is asylum?

Asylum is a form of human rights protection for those who have been or could be persecuted because of their race, religion, nationality, political opinion, or membership in a particular social group. In the  United States, "withholding of removal" and Convention Against Torture laws also provide human rights protection for those who may not qualify for asylum.

"If the world hates you, remember it has hated me first." The Passion

One of the easiest ways to understand asylum, is to look at the persecution of Jesus Christ. He is a well-known world figure. Jesus expressed religious and political opinions that were not in favor with the majority of his times. When he was threatened, he asked for "protection of the State", then, Rome. (In modern times, the filing of an asylum application is the request for "protection from the State": an applicant asks for protection from the United States). Jesus' request was denied, and consequently, he was tortured and killed just as he feared. Throughout history, numerous other persons have been tortured and killed because of one of the "five grounds". No matter what one's religious beliefs, the story of Jesus is one of the most well-known. He shared an important message with the world. This same message about love, compassion, and justice has been espoused by others of a variety of religious and political persuasions,  and they, too, have been persecuted for it. The founding principles in the Constitution, Bill of Rights, and Declaration of Independence are also an effort to address these human needs in an enlightened society. As we carry out asylum and other human rights laws, we are making decisions about love, compassion, and justice.

"That which you do unto the least of me, you do unto Me." There is a reason why Jesus spent time with Lepers and prostitutes.

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Receive a consultation about your Asylum claim before you spend money or risk deportation.

If  you are in detention, DO NOT sign any documents or agree to deportation until you have consulted with a human rights attorney.  You have valuable rights to fight deportation. Say these words to all immigration officials, "I am afraid to return to my country."  These words will stop the deportation and give you time to consult an attorney. If you need protection, you have 3 remedies to stop the deportation: asylum, withholding of removal, and Convention Against Torture.

For best results, act before you are detained. There are critical deadlines. Many people who qualify wait too long. You can lose valuable rights if you do not file your Asylum application in a timely manner. You may also qualify for withholding of removal or Convention Against Torture protection. We provide expert advice to protect your rights.

Speaker services are available on many topics to enhance positive human relations.

How To Contact Us

Call: (714) 870-8457 (office)
        (714) 724-9986 (emergency)


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Approximately one in five male inmates in the United States
has faced forced or pressured sexual contact in custody,
according to studies on the subject by researchers such as
Cindy Struckman-Johnson at the University of South Dakota.
One in 10 has been raped. For women, whose abusers are often corrections officers, the rates of sexual assault are as
high as one in four in some facilities.
"The horrors experienced by many young inmates, particularly those who are convicted of nonviolent offenses, border on the unimaginable. Prison rape not only threatens the lives of those who fall prey to their aggressors, but it is potentially devastating to the human spirit. Shame, depression, and a shattering loss of self-esteem accompany the perpetual terror the victim thereafter must endure."

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Harry A. Blackmun, Farmer v. Brennan

Asylum For Women
The U.S. Attorney General is threatening to remove protections for refugee women.  Seventy-five percent of all refugees are women and children. It is very important that you contact your congressional representatives and urge them to protect women refugees by preserving asylum for victims of gender-based persecution.

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Read about how two immigrant women fought back against corruption and learn how to report corruption by immigration officials.
Update: On August 11, 2004,   L.A. Times Staff Writer David Rosenzweig wrote: 
Ex-INS Official Is Guilty of Bribery
 Hearing officer could get 33 months in prison for seeking cash, sex from asylum applicants.
2010  Update:  The Ninth Circuit has now decided that the U.S. Government can be sued.  Listen to the oral arguments on the Ninth Circuit website.

Bloggings On Political Asylum        by Jason Dzubow 

Sep 10, 2010

Sex for Asylum

"Two female asylum seekers who were offered asylum in exchange for sex can sue the federal government under the Federal Tort Claims Act (“FTCA”), 28 U.S.C. § 1346(b), ruled the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. See Xue v. Powell, No. 08-56421 (9th Cir. Sept. 2, 2010).  The two women are Chinese nationals who filed affirmative asylum claims and appeared for interviews at the Asylum Office in Los Angeles.  Asylum Officer Thomas A. Powell, Jr. interviewed each woman and requested sexual favors and money in exchange for granting their asylum applications.  Mr. Powell was convicted in 2004 and sentenced to three years and nine months imprisonment.  He died shortly thereafter.

In 2001, the two asylum seekers sued Mr. Powell, his supervisor, and the U.S. government.  The District Court dismissed the claims against the U.S. government under the FTCA.  Under the FTCA, the United States is only liable “under circumstances where the United States, if a private person, would be liable to the claimant in accordance with the law of the place where the act or omission occurred [California].” See 28 U.S.C. § 1346(b)(1).  In a split decision, the Ninth Circuit reversed in part, holding that, under California law, the plaintiffs could state a claim for infliction of emotional distress and interference with the civil rights of the plaintiffs.  The case will now be remanded to the District Court for trial.

Meanwhile, one of the asylum seekers received asylum based on her fear of persecution as a Christian.  The other asylum seeker’s case was denied; she claimed a fear of persecution on account of China’s one child policy.  According to the San Francisco Chronicle, she faces deportation after the resolution of her lawsuit."


                                                          Judith Marty, Esq. 

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