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Withholding of Removal

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If you are ineligible for asylum (for example, if you overstayed the one-year filing deadline for asylum and you don’t qualify for one of the deadline exceptions), but if you can still show a high likelihood of danger and persecution on account of one of the five reasons listed above, you may still qualify for withholding of removal – a separate form of relief from deportation.

Withholding of removal is similar to asylum, but it is less desirable. Unlike asylum, those who win withholding are not eligible for Green Cards, are not eligible to petition for their relatives, and do not have a direct path to U.S. citizenship. Basically, the only benefits of withholding are, first, that the government cannot deport you back to your home country and, second, that it comes with work authorization in the United States.

To be eligible for withholding you must show the following four things: (1) That it is “more likely than not” that your (2) “life or freedom would be threatened” in your home country (3) “on account of” (4) your race, religion, nationality, political opinion, or membership in a particular social group.

Withholding of removal, like asylum, is a complicated and risky area of the law. If your application is rejected, you may be ordered removed from the United States. Before you engage in the asylum or withholding process, talk to an Oakland deportation defense attorney who knows the law and whom you trust. At the Landerholm Immigration, A.P.C., we have won withholding of removal for individuals from various countries around the world. Call now to speak with one of our Oakland deportation defense attorneys. We serve individuals throughout the Bay Area.

Call Landerholm Immigration, A.P.C. today at (510) 756-4468 or contact us online to schedule a free evaluation with someone from our team.

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