Guest Blog: Catholic University Law Students Win Asylum for Dual-Faith Egyptian by Malissa Tucker and Alexandra Early

Guest Blog: Catholic University Law Students Win Asylum for Dual-Faith Egyptian by Malissa Tucker and Alexandra Early Benach Collopy often turns this space over to law students and other friends to discuss their cases.  Malissa Tucker and Alexandra Early are law students at the Catholic University Law School, where they are part of the immigration law clinic taught by Dree Collopy and Michelle Mendez. We met our client Muhammad shortly after the fall semester began. We were so nervous to meet this stranger who we knew desperately needed our help that all we could do was scribble down some extra notes about what we wanted to ask him and prepare steaming hot Styrofoam cups of mint tea – our way of saying “we are here to take care of you.” Little did we know, our relationship with Muhammad would come to revolve around these little tokens of kindness and blind faith in each other, eventually blossoming into a life-long friendship.