Celebrating Pro Bono Week: Supporting the UK’s Chagossian Community
As a wrap to our Fragomen Gives Back blog series, Fragomen's Alexander Finch reflects upon the pro bono work supporting the UK’s Chagossian community, highlighting the assistance our firm provided to Jeanette Valentin in regularizing the position of her two daughters in the UK.
On an individual level, Fragomen has assisted Jeanette Valentin in regularising the position of her two daughters in the UK; her story has previously been reported in the Guardian. Jeanette’s mother was born on Diego Garcia, and had it been possible for her to remain, so would Jeanette. Therefore, although Jeanette is a British citizen, her daughters are unable to claim British nationality as a direct result of the exclusion. Read the complete blog on Fragomen.com.