Withholding of removal is a type of relief from deportation that is similar to asylum. This type of relief provides protection to those who have a well-founded fear of persecution in their home country that is based on race, religion, nationality or membership in a specific group. The requirements to receive this type of deportation relief are different, however, and much stricter than those for asylum.
The individual seeking withholding of removal must show that, if they're returned to their country, they will be subjected to a threat on their life or freedom. In general, there must be a 50 percent chance that they will be harmed if they return. If you or someone you know needs legal assistance with applying for withholding of removal, I strongly recommend you contact my firm to arrange a consultation.
As a Houston immigration lawyer, I am experienced and fully knowledgeable in all of the legal aspects of handling any type of deportation case. I can review your situation and advise you on what needs to be done. In this type of case, you will benefit from having an experienced immigration attorney like me to help you present an effective case to the immigration authorities.
Withholding of removal status is granted by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services to people whose lives or freedom are threatened in their home country due to their race, religion, nationality, membership in a social group, or due to their political opinion. If you are granted Withholding of Removal, you will be permitted to remain in the U.S. and will not be deported.
A higher standard of evidence regarding your fear of persecution, however, is required to obtain a Withholding of Removal status than that applied to those seeking asylum. If you wish to apply for Withholding of Removal, you should seek the legal assistance of a highly-qualified attorney. As a lawyer who has helped many individuals obtain protection under federal immigration law, I can provide comprehensive legal assistance with your application.
Individuals who are granted Withholding of Removal status are allowed to live and work in this country. They cannot, however, apply for permanent residency as can those granted asylum. In some instances, they also cannot travel outside of the U.S. or will not be allowed to re-enter. In order to be granted Withholding of Removal, you must show that, should you return to your home country because there is a high likelihood that you will face persecution.
Because this type of application is very technical in nature, it is important that you work with an attorney who is well-versed in the laws and procedures connected with it. I recommend that you contact my firm to arrange a consultation about your situation as soon as possible.
If you prove that you are eligible for Withholding of Removal, your application must be granted as mandatory. It is not as discretionary as is a grant of asylum. Those who receive this grant, however, are not eligible for the same benefits as those who are granted asylum. You will not be permitted to apply for lawful permanent residency, be allowed to travel outside the United States, nor does it apply to your spouse or children. Also, Withholding of Removal only prevents you from being deported to one country.
To find out more about Withholding of Removal and how it may apply to your situation, it is important that you consult with a Houston deportation defense lawyer at The Law Office of Tony E. Parada as soon as possible. I can then begin working on your case to find the best legal solutions for you.