Shot by police during a demonstration, “Jairo” avoided going to the hospital to have his wounds treated for fear of being arrested and jailed. But, police sought him at his home and workplace. He fled the country in Central America with his wife and child.

APA recruited a private attorney, Siovhan Ayala, to represent Jairo’s asylum case and shared the cost of attorney fees with him. The family was granted asylum in February 2023.