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The 9th Circuit’s Ruling Denies Stay on Trump’s Travel Ban and the Department of Homeland Security Memorandums—what this Means for Immigrants

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The 9th Circuit’s Ruling Denies Stay on Trump’s Travel Ban and the Department of Homeland Security Memorandums—what this Means for Immigrants

By: Texas Board Certified Immigration Attorney, Ruby L. Powers

 February 20, 2017

Three judges from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit rejected the government’s argument that suspension of President Trump’s Executive Order should be lifted immediately. This means that the ban will not be enforced for now as the case continues to progress in the federal courts.

The appeals court said the government had not justified suspending travel from the seven countries. “The government has pointed to no evidence,” the decision said, “that any alien from any of the countries named in the order has perpetrated a terrorist attack in the United States.”

What does this mean?

At this point, the nationals from the seven countries that were originally enlisted in the travel ban (Syria, Iraq, Iran, Libya, Sudan, Yemen, and Somalia) are allowed to travel into the United States.

At the Powers Law Group, we encourage all our clients to continue to be cautious about entries and exits in the United States. If you need to travel internationally, contact our office to speak to an experienced immigration attorney to see how it can impact your case.

Department of Homeland Security Memorandums

On February 17, President Trump’s Department of Homeland Security (DHS) secretary signed two new immigration enforcement instruction memos that essentially make every immigrant in America, legal and undocumented subject to arrest and deportation for the violation, or supposed violation of any law or immigration policy.

President Trump is directing his secretary to strictly enforce immigration laws to the fullest extent. The enforcement mechanisms that Trump is using essentially prioritize deportation for anyone involved or suspected to be involved in crimes. These memos also employ the help of local officials to enforce federal immigration laws in cities. The only program that as of today remains untouched is the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrival (DACA).

With all of the policy changes going on and the tough enforcement of immigration laws forecasted to happen, it is vital for immigrants to understand their rights and the options available to them. Contact an experienced immigration attorney at the Powers Law Group to understand what these policy changes mean to you and what you can do to protect yourself and your family. Please call to schedule a consultation at (713) 589-2085.

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Sources used: The New York Times Article: The Court Arguments on Trump’s Travel Ban: What You Need to Know; DHS Memorandum: Enforcement of the Immigration Laws to Serve the National Interest

 


H-1B Cap Season is Getting Closer

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H-1B Cap Season is Getting Closer

By: Texas Board Certified Immigration Attorney, Ruby L. Powers

February 17, 2017

 

The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) will begin accepting H-1B petitions on April 1, 2017.

The H-1B visa is a work visa that is awarded on a lottery basis. This visa program allows American companies and qualifying organizations to employ foreign workers to fill specialty occupations temporarily.

H-1B visas are capped per fiscal year at 65,000 for persons who hold a bachelor’s degree plus 20,000 for persons who hold a U.S. earned advanced degree (a master’s degree, professional degree, or a PhD). There are a total of 85,000 visas available each year for persons who are being sponsored for new employment in H-1B status. The annual H-1B numerical quota (or commonly referred to as cap) is expected to be reached in the first week of April. Therefore, the earlier you begin to prepare, the better.

In order to qualify for an H-1B visa:

  • a foreign worker must possess both a theoretical or practical application of a body of highly specialized knowledge;
  • an employer-employee relationship must exist. Only a U.S. employer can petition the entry of a foreign employee by filing USCIS Form I-129 Petition for Non-immigrant Worker. An employer-employee relationship exists if the U.S. employer has the right to hire, pay, fire, supervise or control the work of the employee;
  • the foreign worker must possess a bachelor’s degree, its foreign equivalent, or relevant work experience. If the foreign worker does not have formal education, but has at least 12 years of relevant work experience related to the specialty occupation, they may still qualify for an H-1B visa;
  • the foreign worker must be employed in a specialty occupation related to their field of study. A specialty occupation is an occupation that requires a bachelor’s degree or its equivalent;
  • the foreign worker must be paid at least the prevailing wage for the specialty occupation in the area of intended employment;

To increase the chances that your H-1B petition will be filed correctly and on time to be included in the cap, the Labor Condition Applications (“LCA”) should be submitted to the Department of Labor by the beginning of March, and petitions should be ready for filing on or before April 1, 2017. Howevernow is the time to begin preparing for the application process.

Preparing your application can take time because of the letters from employers you will need to submit to the Department of Labor, so early preparation is essential.

If you are interested in filing an H-1B petition for an employee, or would like additional information, please contact one of our experienced immigration attorneys at (713) 589-2085.

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Source used: USCIS- The H-1B Program


Texas Rep List to call aboutSB4

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The Texas Senate gave preliminary approval to an amended version of SB4 (often referred to as “sanctuary cities” bill.) tonight (2/7/2017). We fully expect that this bill will be voted out of the Senate upon final reading on Wednesday morning (2/8/2017). This bill will move quickly to the House and a hearing. Now is the time to start to call your local representatives in opposition to this bill. Included below is a list of Representatives that we are targeting. Please call this list as frequently as possible.
Speaker Straus – San Antonio
Capitol Phone: (512) 463-1000
District Phone: (210) 828-4411
Rep Charlie Geren – Fort Worth
Capitol Phone: (512) 463-0610
District Phone: (817) 738-8333
Rep Byron Cook – Corsicana
Capitol Phone: (512) 463-0730
District Phone: (512) 463-0730
Rep Hunter – Corpus Christi
Capitol Phone: (512) 463-0672
District Phone: (361) 949-4603
Rep Sarah Davis- Harris County
Capitol Phone: (512) 463-0389
District Phone: (713) 664-7095
Rep Don Huberty – Houston
Capitol Phone: (512) 463-0520
District Phone: (281) 360-9410
Rep Lyle Larson – San Antonio
Capitol Phone: (512) 463-0646
District Phone: (210) 402-5402
Rep Jim Murphy – Houston
Capitol Phone: (512) 463-0514
District Phone: (713) 465-8800
Rep Larry Phillips Sherman
Capitol Phone: (512) 463-0297
District Phone: (903) 891-7297
Rep James White – Hillister (Harden, Jasper, Newton, Polk, Tyler counties)
Capitol Phone: (512) 463-0490
District Phone: (409) 283-3700
Rep Zerwas – Richmond (Fort Bend county)
Capitol Phone: (512) 463-0657
District Phone: (281) 533-9042


Anti-Sanctuary City Bill: Texas Senate Bill 4

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              Anti-Sanctuary City Bill: Texas Senate Bill 4 

By: Texas Board Certified Immigration Attorney, Ruby L. Powers

February 8, 2017

On February 2nd, Attorney Powers, along with hundreds of other advocates, went to the Texas Capitol to testify against Senate Bill 4 (SB 4).

SB 4 will require all Texas law enforcement agencies to comply with U.S. Customs and Immigration Enforcement (ICE) detainers. The detainers are requests from ICE to hold an arrested person in custody while ICE investigates their immigration status. This is in an effort to make Texas an anti-sanctuary city.

Immigration advocates hoped that the Bill would not go through to the Senate for a vote. However, despite their zealous efforts, the Texas Senate voted the Bill through on February 7th. Next, immigration experts believe that the bill will be voted out of the Senate upon final reading, and then quickly move to the House. Now is the time to start calling your local representatives in opposition to this bill. Included below is a list of representatives that should be contacted.

Speaker Straus – San Antonio Capitol Phone:(512) 463-1000 District Phone:(210) 828-4411
Rep CharlieGeren- Fort Worth Capitol Phone: (512) 463-0610 District Phone:(817) 738-8333
Rep Byron Cook – Corsicana Capitol Phone:(512) 463-0730 District Phone:(512) 463-0730
Rep Hunter – Corpus Christi Capitol Phone:(512) 463-0672 District Phone:(361) 949-4603
Rep Sarah Davis- Harris County Capitol Phone:(512) 463-0389 District Phone:(713) 664-7095
Rep DonHuberty- Houston Capitol Phone:(512) 463-0520 District Phone:(281) 360-9410
Rep Lyle Larson – San Antonio Capitol Phone:(512) 463-0646 District Phone:(210) 402-5402
Rep Jim Murphy – Houston Capitol Phone:(512) 463-0514 District Phone:(713) 465-8800
Rep Larry Phillips  Sherman Capitol Phone:(512) 463-0297 District Phone:(903) 891-7297
Rep James White -Hillister(Harden, Jasper, Newton, Polk, Tyler counties) Capitol Phone:(512) 463-0490 District Phone:(409) 283-3700
RepZerwas- Richmond (Fort Bend county) Capitol Phone:(512) 463-0657 District Phone:(281) 533-9042

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The Current Status of President Trumps Immigration-Related Executive Order

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      The Current Status of President Trumps Immigration-Related Executive Order

By: Texas Board Certified Immigration Attorney, Ruby L. Powers

 February 8, 2017

Judicial Actions

On Friday, February 3rd a Federal Judge temporarily suspended key parts of President Trumps Executive Order that banned citizens from seven mainly Muslim countries (Iraq, Syria, Iran, Liby, Somalia, Sudan and Yemen) and that banned refugees from Syria.

On Saturday, February 4th a U.S. appeals court denied a request from the U.S. Department of Justice to restore the ban. The Appeals court said that the government’s request for an immediate administrative stay on the decision had been denied. Therefore, while the legality of President Trumps Executive Order is litigated, the temporary restraining order will remain in place.

On February 7th, lawyers from the Department of Justice and Washington State presented oral arguments to a three-judge panel on the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals. The court is considering the government’s appeal of the federal judge’s order that temporarily prevented the enforcement of the travel ban. The Court of Appeals is expected to have a decision by the end of this week.

The Department of Homeland Security 

In accordance with these rulings, the Department of Homeland Security has ordered their personnel to resume inspection of travelers in accordance with standard policy and procedure. This includes reversing actions to suspend passenger system rules that flag travelers subject to the Executive Order.

Customs and Border Patrol 

Customs and Borer Patrol officials also alerted their personnel that the U.S. government would quickly begin reinstating visas that were previously cancelled, and advised airlines that refugees in possession of U.S. visas will be admitted.

What This Means for You

There is much uncertainty at this moment regarding immigration laws in the United States. So, if you are planning to travel outside of the United States or are currently out of the country, consult an experienced immigration attorney to see how these Orders impact your case.

Educate yourself, and do not sign anything until you know what the document contains. For example, if you are approached by an Official regarding your signature on a Form I-407, Record of Abandonment of Lawful Permanent Resident, contact an attorney first.

If you have questions or concerns, please call our office to schedule a consultation with one of our attorneys.

www.RubyPowersLaw.com

Sources used: CNN: Homeland Security Suspends Travel Ban; Department of Homeland Security Statement on: Feb. 3 Court Ruling re: the January 27 Executive Order


New Rule Welcomes International Entrepreneurs

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New Rule Welcomes International Entrepreneurs
By: Texas Board Certified Immigration Attorney, Ruby L. Powers
January 20, 2017

 

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has enacted a provision that would make it easier for immigrant entrepreneurs to build start-ups in the United States. On January 17, 2017 DHS published the final rule titled, “International Entrepreneur Rule”.  The rule will be effective on July 17, 2017. The purpose of this rule is to improve the ability of start-up founders to begin growing their companies within the United States and help improve the nation’s economy through increased capital spending, innovation and job creation.

 

The new rule allows the DHS to use its discretionary parole authority to allow foreign entrepreneurs who would demonstrate that their stay in the United States would spur a public benefit through the potential for rapid business growth, job creation, attracting investment and generating revenue.

 

The final rule may allow eligibility of up to three entrepreneurs for each start-up entity, which would include spouses and children. If an entrepreneur is granted stay, they will be eligible to work only for their start-up business. The spouses of the entrepreneurs may apply for work authorization in the United States, but their children will not be eligible for work authorization.

 

To be considered under the International Entrepreneur Rule, the applicant must meet the following criteria:
  • The applicant must possess a substantial ownership interest in a startup up within the past five years in the United States that has substantial potential for rapid growth and job creation.
  • The applicant needs to have a central and active role in the start-up entity such that the applicant is well-positioned to substantially assist with the growth and success of the business.
  • The applicant can prove that his or her stay will provide a significant public to the United States based on the applicant’s role as an entrepreneur of the start-up entity by:

    A. Showing that the start-up entity has received a significant investment of capital from certain qualified U.S. investors with established records of successful investments. The applicant would be able to meet the investment standard by demonstrating that the start-up entity has received investments of capital totaling $250,000;

    B. Showing that the start-up entity has received significant awards or grants for economic development, research and development, or job creation (or other types of grants or awards typically given to start-up entities) from federal, state or local government entities that regularly provide such awards or grants to start-up entities;

    C. Or by showing that they partially meet either or both of the previous two requirements and providing additional reliable and compelling evidence of the start-up entity’s substantial potential for rapid growth and job creation.

 

In addition, DHS is modifying this provision so that an entrepreneur may qualify for re-parole if the start-up entity created at least 5 qualified jobs with the start-up entity during the initial parole period.

 

This new rule promises an alternative for individuals that would not be eligible for other business visas but have significantly invested in the United States. If you believe you qualify, or would like more information regarding the International Entrepreneur Rule, please contact our office to schedule a consultation with one of our experienced immigration attorneys.
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Sources used: USCIS Bulletin on Final International Entrepreneur Rule and The Federal Register

New Standard for the National Interest Waiver

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New Standard for the National Interest Waiver
By: Texas Board Certified Immigration Attorney, Ruby L. Powers
January 20, 2017

 

On December 27, 2016, the Administrative Appeals Office (AAO) announced a new framework to be used when adjudicating National Interest Waiver (NIW) petitions. The previous standard was based on a 1998 case, Matter of New York State Department of Transportation, “NYSDOT”. This new standard clarifies and revises the standard in which the USCIS officials should determine if the foreign worker qualifies for a NIW.

 

  •  What is a NIW? The NIW is a pathway to an immigrant visa that is available to qualified aliens who are members of the professions holding advanced degrees or their equivalent or who because of their exceptional ability in the sciences, arts, or business, will substantially benefit prospectively the national economy, cultural or educational interests, or welfare of the United States. The NIW was created to exempt individuals from the labor certification process if they can prove that their presence will advance the National Interest of the United States. The NIW also exempts the Foreign National from the requirement of having a job offer.
  • The new standard laid out in Matter of Dhansanr states that the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) Officer may grant a NIW if the petitioner demonstrates:
  1. That the foreign national’s proposed endeavor has both substantial merit and national importance
    1. This prong focuses on the specific endeavor that the foreign national proposes to take. The endeavor’s merit may be demonstrated in a range of areas such as business, entrepreneurialism, science, technology, culture, health, or education.
    2. In considering national importance, the case provides as an example that an individual’s undertaking may have national importance because of its national or even global implications within a particular field, such as those resulting from certain improved manufacturing processes or medical advances.
  2. That he or she is well positioned to advance the proposed endeavor. To determine whether the individual is well positioned to advance the proposed   endeavor, the adjudicators should consider: the individual’s education, skills, knowledge and record of success in related or similar efforts; a model or plan    for future activities; any progress towards achieving the proposed endeavor; and the interest of potential customers, users, investors, or other relevant entities or individuals.
  3. On balance, it would be beneficial to the United State to waive the requirement of a job offer and labor certification requirement.
    1. The USCIS may evaluate factors such as: whether it would be impractical either for the foreign national to secure a job offer or for the petitioner to obtain a labor certification; whether, even assuming that other qualified U.S. workers are available, the United States would still benefit from the foreign national’s contributions; and whether the national interest in the foreign national’s contributions is sufficiently urgent to warrant foregoing the labor certification process.
    2. For example, if a doctor holds three (3) graduate degrees in the field tied to the field of endeavor, and the record demonstrates that he possesses considerable experience and expertise in a highly-specialized field. The evidence further shows that innovations in anesthesiology and pain management hold significant implications for the U.S. healthcare industry and its global competitiveness. On balance, the adjudicators could find that the petitioner’s contributions would benefit the United States even assuming that other qualified U.S. workers are available.
The clarification of the NIW standard essentially makes it more flexible for employers and self-petitioning individuals to qualify for this non-immigrant petition. USCIS Officials have wide discretion in granting or denying the NIW. Therefore, it is imperative to have an experienced immigration attorney to help navigate this process. If you have any questions regarding this new standard, or would like to apply for a National Interest Waiver, please contact our office to schedule a consultation.

 

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Source Used: Matter of Dhanasar

Escogiendo al abogado correcto en inmigración para su caso de asilo

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Escogiendo al abogado correcto en inmigración para su caso de asilo

Por la abogada en inmigración certificado por la Junta de Texas Ruby L. Powers

Enero 3, 2017

Cada caso de asilo es único. Dado a la naturaleza de estos casos puede ser difícil encontrar el abogado correcto que le pueda ayudar. Se recomienda obtener un abogado que lo asiste en su caso considerando la complejidad del proceso. Cuando se busque abogados de inmigración, hay varias cosas por considerar. Estos son algunos consejos o preguntas para tener en mente para la consulta;

 

1.- Cual es la cantidad de aplicaciones aprobadas en casos de asilo, por el abogado?

a.- Cuantas aplicaciones de asilo ha archivado el abogado y cuál fue el éxito obtenido en esas aplicaciones?

b.- Son estos casos afirmativos o defensivos (corte)?

2.- Por cuanto tiempo ha estado este abogado practicando y cuanto de su práctica está enfocada en leyes de inmigración?

a.- Averigüe por cuanto tiempo ha estado practicando el abogado, y cuántos de esos años han sido dedicados a la ley de inmigración.

b.- Generalmente, si el abogado no practica en mayor parte leyes de inmigración, puede ser difícil estar al tanto de tantos cambios ocurridos en las                      leyes de inmigración.

3.- Tiene el abogado conocimiento de mi país?

a.- Haga preguntas al abogado acerca de su país. Calibre el conocimiento que tiene acerca de la actual economía, la política y el ambiente social de                   su país.

4.- Para casos afirmativos de asilo, el abogado me prepara para la entrevista e ira a esta conmigo?

a.- Pregunte si el abogado ofrece preparación para entrevistas y si asistirá a la entrevista con usted.

b.- Puede que usted y/o su abogado necesitan viajar a la oficina de asilo que tiene jurisdicción en su caso. Asegúrese de discutir todos los arreglos                     del viaje para ambas partes con anticipación.

Cuando haya llevado a cabo su elección para un abogado, sea competente de estos factores, ya que le ayudaran a ser más productivo de forma efectiva comunicando y exponiendo su caso ante los oficiales de USCIS (por sus siglas en ingles).

Powers Law Group ofrece asistencia para casos de asilo.

  • Nuestra firma tiene un gran número de casos éxitos por caso afirmativos de asilo.
  • La abogada Powers ha practicado por anos y el abogado Muniz por 4

– El bufete tiene experiencia con clientes de los siguientes países: Venezuela, Iraq, Irán, Siria, Kyrgyzstan, Rwanda, Paquistán, Nepal, Zimbabue, El Salvador, China, Nigeria, Angola, Turquía, Jordán, Palestina, Honduras, y más.

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Este es el mejor momento para aplicar para un perdón provisional, por qué?

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Este es el mejor momento para aplicar para un perdón provisional, por qué?

Por la Abogada en inmigración certificada por la Junta de Texas, Ruby L. Powers.

El 5 de Diciembre del 2016, el servicio de inmigración y ciudadanía de los Estados Unidos (USCIS) por sus siglas en inglés, publicó una nueva política aclarando los perdones provisionales, haciéndolo fácil para las personas navegar por el proceso de enviar perdones.

La guía política emitida por la USCIS explica y consolida la extrema privación estándar que los oficiales de USCIS deben usar cuando determinan si el perdón es aprobado. Estos son cuatro cambios que los nuevos estándares han producido:

1.- Agregando privaciones

o Aclara que los factores, individuales o agregados, pueden ser suficientes para cumplir con las normas. En otras palabras, un solo factor no puede ser determinativo como extrema privación, aplicantes pueden presentar varios factores y tomadas en conjunto estas pueden sumarse para un caso de extrema privación.

2.- Separación o reubicación

o Previamente, oficiales requerían a los aplicantes de perdones que demostraran que el familiar calificado sufriría de privación extrema, si fuese reubicado al país del aplicante, y fuese a quedarse en los Estados Unidos separados del aplicante. El nuevo requerimiento permite al aplicante establecer privación extrema para un familiar calificado que intente ya sea trasladarse al país donde residirá el aplicante, o separado del aplicante.

3.- Privación extrema para otros familiares no calificados

o Típicamente los niños no son familiares calificados para obtener un perdón provisional. Sin embargo, la nueva dirección permite que el oficial de la USCIS tome en consideración la privación indirecta, que el familiar no calificado, por ejemplo un niño, tendrá en el familiar calificado. Esto, también se le conoce como privación derivada.

4.- Factores particularmente significativos

o USCIS ha también fijado algunos factores particularmente significativos que pueden ser la base de lo que podría resultar una privación extrema. Los siguientes son los factores dados:

• Si el familiar calificado fue previamente aprobado un estatus especial de inmigrante Iraquí o Afgano, estatus de no-inmigrante T, asilo o estatus de refugiado.

• La existencia de esta circunstancia, puede usualmente demostrar el aumento significante de riesgo, que la reubicación al país del cual él o ella recibió protección puede resultar en represalias violentas, persecución u otro peligro a el familiar calificado.

• Familiar calificado o miembro de la familia con discapacidad

• El gobierno de los Estados Unidos debe haber hecho una determinación formal de discapacidad, y el aplicante debe demostrar que los servicios disponibles para el individuo discapacitado en el país de reubicación no están disponibles o son significativamente inferior a aquellos disponibles en los Estados Unidos.

• Familiares del servicio militar calificados

• Si el familiar calificado es un miembro del servicio activo de cualquier rama de las fuerzas armadas de los Estados Unidos, la negación de su admisión puede causar danos psicológicos los cuales pueden afectar la preparación militar, y esto puede subir a un nivel el cual pude constituir una privación extrema.

• Advertencia de viaje del Departamento de Estado (DOS)

• Si se es posible demonstrar que el país de reubicación está actualmente sujeto a la advertencia de viaje por todo el país del departamento de estado, y el familiar calificado puede enfrentar un peligro significativo si este es reubicado a ese país

• Desplazamiento substancial para el cuidado del hijo del aplicante.

• Dependiendo de los factores de su caso, si se es posible demonstrar que se continúa con los deberes de cuidado existentes bajo nuevas circunstancias, o asumiendo que los deberes de cuidado de alguien más pueden ser suficientes para elevar el nivel de privación extrema.

Dadas estas aclaraciones de lo que USCIS está buscando para determinar una privación extrema si al aplicante se le niega la entrada a los Estados Unidos, ahora es el mejor momento para aplicar a un perdón provisional. Si usted cree que califica, o tiene alguna pregunta, por favor contacte nuestra oficina para agendar una consulta.

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Fuentes usadas: Manual de políticas USCIS Volumen 9- perdones)


Finding the Right Immigration Attorney for Your Asylum Case

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Finding the Right Immigration Attorney for Your Asylum Case

By Board Certified Immigration Attorney Ruby L. Powers

January 3, 2017

Every asylum case is unique. Due to the nature of these cases it can be difficult to find the right attorney that can help you. It is advised to get an attorney to assist you with your case considering the complexity of the process. When inquiring with immigration attorneys, there are several things to consider. Here are some general tips or questions to keep in mind at your consultation;

  1. What is the approval rate of the attorney’s asylum applications?
    1. How many asylum applications has the attorney filed and what was the success rate for those applications?
    2. Are these cases affirmative or defensive (court)?
  1. How long has this attorney been in practice and how much of their practice is immigration law?
    1. Look into how long the attorney has been practicing law and how many of those years have been dedicated to immigration law
    2. Generally, if the attorney doesn’t practice a majority of immigration law, it can be difficult to keep up with all the changes in the law
  1. Does this attorney have knowledge of my country?
    1. Ask the attorney questions about your country. Gauge their knowledge of the current economic, political and social environment of your country.
  1. For affirmative asylum cases, will the attorney prepare me and attend the interview with me?
    1. Inquire if the attorney offers interview preparation and whether they will attend the interview with you
    2. You and/or your attorney may need to travel to the Asylum office that has jurisdiction over your case. Make sure to discuss travel arrangements for both parties in advance

When making your choice for an attorney, be cognizant of these factors as they will help you be more productive in effectively communicating and laying out your case before USCIS officials.

The Powers Law Group offers asylum immigration assistance.

  • Our firm has a high success rate for affirmative asylum cases
  • Attorney Powers has been practicing for 8 years and Attorney Muniz for 4 years
  • The firm has experience with clients from the following countries: Venezuela, Iraq, Iran, Syria, Kyrgyzstan, Rwanda, Pakistan, Nepal, Zimbabwe, El Salvador, China, Nigeria, Palestine, Angola, Turkey, Jordan, Palestine, Honduras, and more
  • As part of our services we include case development, application and supporting document submission as well as a legal brief, client preparation and attorney attendance to the interview

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