When he arrived in New York last year seeking asylum, 20-year-old Abdelraziq Abdalla Adam had no papers to identify him and spoke an obscure, virtually unknown language. He claimed kinship in a rural, isolated Sudanese farming tribe, but had no way to prove it. The New Jersey lawyers who took his asylum case had no idea they'd be facing such monumental hurdles -- but their persistence paid off.
Lawyers Help Sudanese 'Mystery Man' Get Asylum
The National Law Journal
October 15, 2002