Murphy & King Receives Pro Bono Detention Award from PAIR Project

June 13, 2019

Murphy & King, P.C. was honored by the Political Asylum/Immigration Representation (PAIR) Project with the 2019 PAIR Project Pro Bono Detention Award at the 2019 PAIR Gala Celebration. The 2019 PAIR Gala celebrated 30 years of the PAIR Project, which provides free immigration services to indigent asylum-seekers and detained immigrants, assuring fairness and access to justice.

This past year, Murphy & King, P.C. committed significant resources and effort to protect the rights of immigrants unjustly detained by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). Shareholder Steven Veenema, and Attorneys Aaron Rosenberg and Andrea MacIver recently assisted a young man who fled El Salvador because he was brutally targeted by community members and the police solely based on his sexual orientation. Upon entry into the U.S., he was detained and subsequently transferred to Massachusetts where PAIR screened the matter. The Murphy & King team visited the client in detention to counsel him, prepared his affidavit, and worked to obtain letters of support and human rights documentation. Attorney Rosenberg then represented the client before the Boston Immigration Court. As a result of their tireless efforts and advocacy, the Court granted the bond and the client was released from detention. The Murphy & King team is now preparing the client’s asylum application.

About PAIR Project

Founded in 1989, PAIR Project is the premiere provider of pro bono immigration services to asylum-seekers and immigrants unjustly detained in Massachusetts. PAIR serves over 1,500 clients a year and has a 95% successful outcome rate in its asylum cases. PAIR provides hope and a new beginning to asylum-seekers, torture survivors, and immigration detainees. As a former client notes, “I had the opportunity to get up and smile at life, thanks to the people at PAIR. None of this would have been possible if you had not given me a hand when I felt I was drowning.”

About Murphy & King, Professional Corporation

Since 1980, Murphy & King, Professional Corporation has been “unraveling complexity” for its clients through prompt, practical and cost-effective solutions to the legal needs of individuals and businesses. From startup and incorporation, to maintaining day to day operations, to resolving internal and external disputes, Murphy & King attorneys are skilled at effectively and efficiently unraveling the inherent complexities of each client’s business to ensure that it can attain its maximum potential. The firm’s principal areas of practice are BusinessLitigation, Bankruptcy and Financial Restructuring, Corporate and Real Estate Transactions, and White Collar Defense and Internal Investigation. The firm’s Bankruptcy and Restructuring practice has received top tier placement among law firms in the region in Chambers USA 2019 and U.S. News’ Best Lawyers