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Asylum and Withholding of Removal

Asylum and Withholding of Removal are forms of relief available to immigrants with a fear of returning to their country. Asylum generally requires you to file within the first year of your arrival, whereas Withholding of Removal does not have such a requirement. If you are facing deportation, you may be eligible for one or both of these forms of relief from deportation. You may request an Immigration Judge for Asylum and Withholding of removal if you have been persecuted or fear future persecution on account of one of the following:

  • Race
  • Religion
  • Nationality
  • Political Opinion
  • Membership in a Particular Social Group

The law and interpretation of the law for Asylum is always changing. Circuit and Appellate Courts are constantly determining what does and what does not qualify as a "particular social group." If you have a fear of returning to your country, Asylum or Withholding of Removal may be an option for you. As courts are constantly changing who does and does not qualify for these forms of relief, it is highly recommend you seek the advice of an immigration attorney who is up to date on the most recent developments in Asylum law. Our attorneys at Dorsett & Zapata, PLLC are knowledgable of the developments and are helping advance and broaden who may qualify for Asylum. Contact us now for your free consultation.