Brian Manning is a political asylum lawyer. He launched his law firm, Manning Asylum Law, after working for 11 years at the government's two main agencies for asylum and refugee affairs.
Brian served for over two years at the Houston Asylum Office, including as an Asylum Officer and a Congressional Liaison. Prior to his work at the Asylum Office, he spent over eight years as a diplomat with the U.S. Department of State. During postings in Europe
and South America, he adjudicated thousands of visa applications, spanning the range of immigrant and nonimmigrant classifications. His work with the State Department focused on immigration, rule of law, and international security.
Brian speaks Spanish fluently, and speaks Russian, Croatian and Bulgarian to varying degrees of fluency. He lives in the Houston, Texas area with his wife and two children.