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 court, we ensured that the client was thoroughly prepared before their final individual hearing date. Along with extensive and thorough preparation, we filed supporting evidence to corroborate their claim and show the imminent persecution they would face if returned to their native country. In the end, we got a win and the United States Government waived appeal.
Withholding of removal is similar to asylum in that you still have to show the Judge that you are at risk of serious harm if you are returned to your home country. However, the difference is that you will have to show that it is more likely than not that you will be harmed in your home country. In essence, the standard for withholding of removal is higher than asylum which means it is important to submit thorough and compelling evidence of your claim.
We are so happy that our client and their family will remain together in the United States.
If you have a case pending before court or know of someone who is currently in removal proceedings in immigration court, contact our Houston office and schedule a consultation to see how we can help you fight your case at (713)-589-2085 or visit our website at www.RubyPowersLaw.com