I.S. Law Firm secured grant of asylum in immigration court for our client, a Yemeni citizen who was persecuted in Yemen because he belongs to one of the Yemeni tribes.
Attorney Ismail Shahtakhtinski demonstrated to the satisfaction of the immigration judge that our client was attacked, intimidated and threatened at the hands of tribes that enjoy support of the Yemeni government. Moreover, we showed that our client had a well-founded fear of persecution in the future if he was forced to return to Yemen.
In this particular case, our client initially applied for asylum through asylum office, before retaining I.S. Law Firm. However, our client’s initial asylum application was not properly documented, and our client was not sufficiently prepared for his initial asylum interview. As a result, our client’s case was transferred to immigration court. That was when he retained our services.
In preparation for our client’s asylum hearing in immigration court, we collected information about tribal violence in Yemen, obtained objective evidence to support our client’s story, and prepared country reports showing general conditions in Yemen. We ensured that our client’s story was clearly presented and corroborated by a variety of evidence. As a result, we were able to have our client’s asylum application approved by immigration court.
Asylum applicants whose cases are not approved by asylum office have another chance to present their cases in immigration court. However, asylum process through immigration court is much more difficult than through asylum office. In immigration court, the respondent is just one step away from being deported if his or her application for asylum is denied. Importantly, immigration court proceedings take years, whereas asylum offices usually schedule an interview within several months, and decide on the case within a few weeks after the asylum interview. To be represented in immigration court by a lawyer, asylum applicant has to pay additional attorney’s fees, which could have been avoided had the case been approved by asylum office.
Attorneys at I.S. Law Firm thoroughly prepare every client for their asylum interviews and asylum hearings. We collect country condition reports and prepare memorandum in support of every asylum petition we handle. At the asylum interview or hearing, our attorney makes sure that our client’s case is adequately presented and there are no misunderstandings or confusion. Although every case is unique and the same results cannot be guaranteed in your specific case, our firm has over 95% success rate from asylum offices around the country. 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.
PLEASE NOTE THAT CASE RESULTS DEPEND UPON A VARIETY OF FACTORS UNIQUE TO EACH CASE. CASE RESULTS DESCRIBED BELOW DO NOT GUARANTEE OR PREDICT A SIMILAR RESULT IN ANY FUTURE CASE UNDERTAKEN BY I.S. LAW FIRM, PLLC.
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, visit: /immigration-law/asylum/. You can also read more about our successful asylum cases:
If you think you may qualify for asylum, please contact us by phone at +1-703-527-1779 or via e-mail: [email protected].