Asylum / Withholding of Removal

  • Withholding of removal is a form of relief that allows an alien to stay in the US instead of returning to the country where he or she fears persecution.

    To apply for asylum in the United States and for withholding of removal (formerly called “withholding of deportation”). You may file for asylum if you are physically in the United States and you are not a United States citizen.

    Withholding of Removal is relief that prevents removal to a country where the alien has a clear probability of suffering persecution based on race, religion, nationality, political opinion, or membership in a particular social group. Withholding of Removal is only for those who are placed in removal proceedings. If USCIS is not trying to deport you, exclude you, or otherwise remove you from the United States, Withholding of Removal is not an available remedy.


    An alien must show that he or she qualifies as a “refugee” to receive withholding of removal. Additionally, the alien must show that there is a clear probability that he or she will be persecuted upon returning to her home country.

    How we can help you:

    At the Law Office of Moona Shakil, an experienced senior attorney would help preparing your Asylum / Withholding of Removal Application.  Our immigration attorney would consult with you to discuss your options.  Our mission is to provide prompt, high quality legal services to benefit the lives of our clients. We handle almost all types of immigration visas, and our attorneys understand that communication is a key to success. You need confidence that your lawyer understands your problem and is working with you to achieve results. Call us to find out how we provide superior service to our clients.


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