20 Mohammed’s life depended on whether the Immigration officer believed that he’d faced persecution in Iran and had a reasonable fear of harm if he returned. Within 30 days, Mohammed learned the answer: his application had been approved. He is now teaching music in California and has applied for his green card. “I’m glad I could be a part of helping this client secure asylum in this country, where he will be free to practice the religion of his choice. The support I received at Mintz was remarkable and spoke volumes to me about the firm,” Jacque said. Opening the Gates of Freedom (continued)