Memphis Asylum Attorney

Individuals may be granted asylum if they are able to meet certain criteria or cannot leave the United States without being persecuted. This affirmative relief and defense against removal proceedings requires filing form I-589. According to the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services website:

The Form I-589, Application for Asylum and for Withholding of Removal, will serve as an application form for withholding of removal under the Convention Against Torture, as well as for withholding of removal under section 241(b)(3) of the Act. Supplemental instructions for the Form I-598 will be issued to explain how an alien may use this form to seek withholding of removal under the Convention. Under this rule, consideration for deferral of removal must be undertaken when an alien's application for withholding has been denied because of a bar to withholding. Therefore, the Form I-589 will automatically trigger deferral of removal where appropriate.

Use of the Form I-589 will avoid confusion by allowing aliens who believe they are at risk of harm to apply for asylum, as well as these other risk-based forms of protection, at the same time, using the same form. It will also help to ensure that these claims are presented at one time, thereby allowing resolution of these issues in the normal course of proceedings.

It may be possible to seek asylum if you or someone close to you is already in the country or are seeking to enter through a point of entry. In the event that you are granted asylum, you can stay in the country and may be able to apply for adjustment of status.

That said, the process can be extremely complicated. It is of utmost importance to retain expert counsel in these cases.

Tennessee Refugee Lawyer

Our attorney and team are prepared to bring the experience we have honed in tens of thousands of immigration cases in more than 20 years to practice to help you ideally address any asylum issue. We encourage you to get in touch as soon as possible so that we can help you reach a best possible outcome for you and your loved ones.

To schedule an initial consultation with a Memphis Immigration attorney, call (901) 692-5732 or with a New York City Immigration Attorney, call (646) 380-0474 or contact Witty Law Group, PLLC.