Protection From Persecution: Asylum and Withholding of Removal

Every year many foreign nationals migrate to the United States to escape persecution by their government or by a quasi-political, religious or ethnic group in their home country. Under U.S. immigration law, any person with refugee status may seek admission into the U.S., whether here legally, illegally or on an expired visa, as an asylum or withholding of removal applicant. The rules governing asylum and withholding of removal, however, are very complex. Hiring an experienced lawyer can make the difference in whether your claim is approved and you are permitted to remain in the U.S.

You Are Not Alone in This Process

At The Kasen Law Firm, LLC, we are here to help you. Our founding attorney, Lawrence M. Kasen, has more than 30 years of legal experience and is available to assist you in presenting the strongest asylum or withholding of removal claim possible to ensure a positive outcome for you and your family.

For a free initial telephone consultation with a South Carolina asylum attorney, call 843-376-4085 or toll free at 888-370-5810. You may also contact us online. We have offices in Charleston, and Flushing, New York.

Asylum in the United States

Individuals seeking asylum in the U.S. must demonstrate that there is a well-founded fear of persecution based on their race, religion, nationality, membership in a particular social group or political opinion if returned to their country of origin. To be considered for asylum relief, the applicant should generally file his/her asylum application with the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) within one year of entering the U.S.

Withholding of Removal

Foreign nationals may also be eligible for a withholding or deferral of removal if they can show that it is more likely than not that their life or freedom would be threatened as a result of their race, religion, nationality, membership in a particular social group or political opinion.

Cancellation of Removal

We also help eligible non-permanent residents file for cancellation of removal with the U.S. Department of Justice. To be eligible, a person must: (1) have been physically present in the U.S. for a continuous period of 10 years; (2) have been of good moral character; (3) have not been convicted of certain criminal offenses; and (4) establish that removal would result in exceptional and extremely unusual hardship to their U.S. citizen or green card holding spouse, parent or child. Cancellation of removal is also available to lawful permanent residents under a less stringent procedure. Our immigration attorneys are available to answer any of your questions and process your applications.

Get Help Today

To learn more about asylum, withholding of removal and cancellation of removal, and to schedule a free initial telephone consultation, call 843-376-4085 or toll free at 888-370-5810. You may also contact us online. With the assistance of our asylum and withholding of removal attorneys, you will have an advocate on your side every step of the way to ensure that your application is fairly and fully considered by the USCIS, immigration court judges and federal court judges hearing your case.