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Gang-Based Asylum

Oakland Asylum Attorneys Helping You

Offering gang-based asylum in the United States is a contentious issue. Contradictory rulings through the higher court system disagree on how to move forward with asylum claims that are not related to government prosecution, such as gang-based asylum. While obtaining asylum for victims of nongovernmental persecution is difficult, it is not impossible. The Oakland asylum lawyers at Landerholm Immigration, A.P.C provide an initial consultation to those seeking to understand their asylum options. Our attorneys speak a range of languages for our clients’ comfort. Reach out at your earliest convenience to secure effective guidance.

Contact Landerholm Immigration, A.P.C to discuss your legal options. Contact us at (510) 756-4468.

Proving Persecution in Gang-Based Asylum Cases

Gang-based asylum seekers previously experienced difficulty gaining asylum since victims of gang violence typically do not share a specific characteristic, and gang members are willing to harm anyone who gets in their way. In gang-based asylum claims, it needs to be shown that not only is the individual fearing persecution, but that they were fearing persecution based on a protected ground.

Protected grounds for asylum eligibility include:

  • Race
  • Religion
  • Nationality
  • Political opinion
  • Membership in a particular social group

Under new regulations, it is still possible to apply for gang-based asylum, but there are heightened requirements to prove that the government of the home country condones the behavior or demonstrated complete helplessness to protect victims of gang violence. Examples of government-sanctioned gang violence can include politicians targeting reporters who expose gangs or police persecution through zero-tolerance laws. Retaining an experienced immigration lawyer can help an asylum seeker navigate this process.

We Stand with Our Clients Every Step of the Way

At Landerholm Immigration, A.P.C, we understand that every asylum case is unique, and careful attention needs to be paid to gang-based asylum claims based on legal rulings. Our Oakland asylum lawyers do not take shortcuts when it comes to your future. We strive to address every detail, compile all necessary evidence, correctly file all forms, and adequately prepare our clients for their immigration interviews. We are with our clients every step of the way because we understand how much is on the line.

For more information or to schedule a free evaluation, call our team at (510) 756-4468.

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