I.S. Law Firm secured a grant of asylum for our client, a political activist from Ethiopia who had been persecuted in his native country because of his political opinion and his opposition to Ethiopia’s current regime.
Ismail Shahtakhtinski, principal attorney at I.S. Law Firm, demonstrated to the satisfaction of the asylum office that our client had been targeted, arrested, physically harmed and threatened in Ethiopia. Moreover, we showed that our client had well-founded fear of persecution in the future if he was forced to return to Ethiopia.
We also provided overwhelming evidence, in the form of newspaper articles and reports by respected human rights organizations, that the Ethiopian government is notorious for censoring the internet, blocking oppositional websites, and spying on dissidents and members of the opposition. In addition, we showed that that Ethiopia is infamous for poor treatment of detainees, especially political prisoners. As a result, we were able to obtain asylum for our client.
It is crucial to have a good attorney prepare your document package when you file your papers with the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), known as affirmative asylum application. Your chance of the success is considerably higher if you retain a competent and experienced asylum lawyer.
Our principal attorney Ismail Shahtakhtinski individually meets with every client and thoroughly prepares them for their asylum interviews. We collect country condition reports and submit detailed memorandums of law in support of every asylum petition we handle. At the asylum interview, Mr. Shahtakhtinski makes sure that our client’s case is adequately presented and that there are no misunderstandings or confusions. We pay individual attention to every client, make every case personal to us, and put all of our efforts to not just do our job, but to win every case.
At I.S. Law Firm, we also dedicate time to help those in need of legal assistance who cannot afford to pay high attorney’s fees. We have a pro bono program, where indigent people can apply by filing an application with us. Such applicants may receive completely free representation or legal services at a substantially reduced rate.
Lawyers at I.S. Law Firm have helped many foreign nationals obtain asylum status, both through asylum offices and immigration courts. To learn more about asylum process, please visit: /immigration-law/asylum/. You can also read more about our successful asylum cases: