LOS ANGELES, CA | January 31, 2017

Hueston Hennigan Halts Deportation of California Resident to Sudan

When the recent White House Executive Order on immigration left Areej Ali, 33, not only stranded in Saudi Arabia last Saturday, but poised for deportation to Sudan—a country she barely knew—her family contacted Hueston Hennigan. Led by Pro Bono Coordinator Courtney Black, the firm sprang into action, preparing a letter to authorities in Saudi Arabia explaining that as a Green Card holder, Ali was entitled to return to the United States, her home for the past 26 years. Saudi authorities reversed themselves and allowed Ali to return home. We are thrilled for Ali and her family, and we are proud of all the attorneys, at our firm and across the country, who have helped ensure that the law is followed for individuals affected by the Executive Order.