Asylum

Recent Asylum Request Changes May Cause a Trickling Effect in Other Immigration Court Cases Across the Nation

By Attorney Cynthia Milian In the past months, the current administration has instituted various policies that have made it more difficult for individuals to seek asylum in the United States. For example, the Remain-in-Mexico Policy, also known as the Migrant Protection Protocols, where asylum seekers must wait for their day in immigration court in Mexico. …

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I-730 Follow to Join Success: Family Reunited in the United States

The Powers Law Group successfully reunited a client and his family, whom he had not seen each in almost 2 years. This client hired us in 2017 to file an asylum application on their behalf.  We filed the application in August 2017. In October 2017, we attended their asylum interview in the East Coast. In …

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Asylum Updates In 2019: What to Expect in The New Year

By Attorney Nadia Khalid Updated April 2019 As of April 2019, hundreds of affirmative asylum applications remain, to this day, without an interview after being pending anywhere from 1-3 years. If this situation describes you, here are some important updates, as of April 2019, that are helpful for you to keep in mind: Asylum Interview: …

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Can my Immediate Family Derive Asylum from Me (the Main Applicant)?

If a person gets granted asylum, their spouse and unmarried children may be granted the same status without having to file additional applications if they were included on the asylum application and are in the United States. If the family members were not included on the asylum application or are not in the United States, …

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Withholding of Removal Win In Court

Last Friday, our firm won a withholding of removal case for an individual from Central America. After being here for over twenty years and suddenly getting their immigration benefit taken away because of ineffective assistance of counsel on criminal law issues, we fought for their immigration case and won. Given the recent trends in immigration …

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Four Recent Asylum Wins at Powers Law Group

This past month, the Powers Law Group received wonderful news that four of our clients received asylum approvals! The Powers Law Group received 2 approvals from the Houston, Texas Asylum Office, 1 approval from the Arlington, Virginia Asylum Office and 1 approval from Newark, New Jersey Asylum Office. All four asylum approvals were filed affirmatively. …

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İltica Başvurusu: Davanızın Güvenilirliğini Etkileyen Faktörler

Avukat: Nadia Khalid Son birkaç ay içinde, iltica süreci, bir sığınmacının davasının güvenilirliğini ve / veya başarısını etkileyen faktörleri değiştiren sert değişiklikler ve yeni politika direktifleri yaşamıştır.  İltica görüşmeleri sırasında farkettiğimiz faktörlerden biri, alternatif vize statüsünden iltica talebinde bulunulmasına geçişin etkisidir. Örneğin, sona ermiş bir E-2 (yatırımcı vizesi) ‘den iltica başvurusu yapmaya geçiş. Genel olarak, …

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Is my E-2 Status in Jeopardy: What Constitutes Substantial Change?

By: Mustafa Cetin E-2 is a nonimmigrant visa category and alien investors holding this status are nonimmigrants. These investments can last a long time and holders of this status should be reminded of a few key points. Immigration laws define an E-2 holder nonimmigrant alien as one who: Has invested or is actively in the …

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Asylum Trends in 2018: The Importance of Seeking an Experienced Asylum Attorney

By: Nadia Khalid, Attorney at Powers Law Group In the ever-changing world of U.S. Immigration Policy, the Powers Law Group has seen a dramatic change in the approach and enforcement of asylum law and asylum interviews.  Asylum offices across the United States are backlogged and over-burdened by a high volume of asylum applications, lack of …

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A Recent Case Holds that Asylum Applications Can Be Filed After the One-Year Deadline

Under U.S. law, you must file within one year of your last entry into the United States in order to remain eligible for asylum. However, there are certain exceptions that may allow you to file after one year, such as the existence of changed or extraordinary circumstances that can affect an individual’s eligibility for asylum. …

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