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Houston Asylum Lawyer

Affirmative Asylum, Withholding of Removal & CAT Relief

Seeking asylum? It is important to begin the process with an experienced advocate as soon as possible. A burden of proof must be met in either case, and your success is very dependent on the knowledge and advocacy of your Houston immigration lawyer. Attorney Mana Yegani can help you seek asylum and find relief from removal under challenging circumstances. She is here to guide you through the process, ensuring that your rights are protected and that every opportunity is taken advantage of in a timely and efficient matter.

How to Qualify for Asylum

To qualify for protection under asylum or refugee status, you must be from a country where you have experienced persecution or, based on good evidence, you believe that you will be persecuted if you return to that country.

The persecution must be based on at least 1 of the 5 grounds:

  • Race
  • Religion
  • Nationality
  • Political Opinion
  • Membership in a Certain Social Group

Ms. Yegani is extensively experienced, and she can handle all legal aspects of your case with the immigration court. She can also handle all issues at the Houston Contract Detention Facility (CDF or CCA) if you or a relative is in immigration jail and deportation proceedings have begun.

Contact The Law Office of Mana Yegani online or call (832) 981-2170 to get started. 
Our asylum lawyer in Houston is ready to speak with you! Our services are available in Spanish.

Reasons to Apply for Asylum

Ms. Yegani and our team understand and sympathize with the threats you face if you are forced to return to your home country. We provide legal counsel and representation to clients in the Houston area who fear for their lives and their family safety based on religious, racial, political, and nationalistic persecution. Let our team take immediate action to stop deportation proceedings and obtain U.S. asylum for you!

We represent individuals and families who qualify for:

  • Affirmative Asylum Action: A one-year statute of limitations exists for people seeking asylum who entered the U.S. on any type of visa. If you fear for your life or you have experienced human rights violations against you in your home country, you may be eligible to apply for asylum. If you are granted asylum, you will be able to live and work in the U.S., and you will have the right to apply for lawful permanent resident (LPR) status.
  • Withholding of Removal: Similar to but different from asylum, withholding of removal status allows you to live and work in the U.S., but you may not apply for LPR status. Asylum and withholding of removal are pursued with the same application (Form I-589). If you have missed the one-year filing deadline for asylum or are not eligible for asylum for another reason, you will have to apply for withholding status or relief under the Convention Against Torture (CAT) treaty.
    • A successful withholding of removal application requires a high burden of proof (that persecution in your home country is probable, not just possible) and merits a hearing at which an immigration judge will ultimately decide to grant you relief or to deport you. As a result, an aggressive immigration defense lawyer is who you want to represent you.
  • Convention Against Torture (CAT) Treaty Relief: If you are not eligible for removal relief under asylum or withholding of removal status, you may qualify under CAT. If you have been convicted of a felony or other serious crime, you will only be able to apply for relief under CAT, and you will do so on the same Form I-589. Ms. Yegani can help you thoroughly explain your case, which is dependent on the very likely possibility that you will be tortured if you are returned to your home country. This is a high standard for relief, but one that is worth pursuing with an experienced U.S. immigration attorney if your fear is legitimate.

If you are being held in immigration jail and would like to seek removal relief, it is critical to contact The Law Office of Mana Yegani right away. Attorney Yegani has been successful over the years in helping many of her clients fight their deportation cases. Every client's situation is different.

Obtain Freedom From Persecution

You can avoid being deported! Speak with a Houston asylum attorney from our firm about your unique situation and whether you may qualify for affirmative asylum, withholding of removal, or relief under the CAT treaty.

Local Support for Refugees in Houston

Living in Houston, you have access to a variety of local resources and support systems that can assist you in your asylum journey. The City of Houston's Office of New Americans and Immigrant Communities is dedicated to helping refugees and immigrants integrate into the community. Additionally, the Houston Immigration Legal Services Collaborative offers valuable resources and support for those navigating the complex immigration process.

One of the significant challenges faced by refugees in Houston is the fear of deportation and the uncertainty of their legal status. This is where Attorney Mana Yegani steps in. With a deep understanding of the local immigration landscape, she can provide the guidance and representation you need to seek asylum and protect your rights. Whether you are dealing with the Houston Contract Detention Facility or facing deportation proceedings, having a knowledgeable advocate by your side can make all the difference.

Houston is a diverse city with a large immigrant population, and the local government is committed to supporting refugees and asylum seekers. However, the process can still be daunting. Common pain points include language barriers, understanding legal requirements, and meeting deadlines. Our firm offers multilingual services, including Spanish, Farsi, and Russian, to ensure that language is not a barrier to receiving the help you need.

By choosing The Law Office of Mana Yegani, you are selecting a team that is not only well-versed in immigration law but also deeply familiar with the unique challenges faced by refugees in Houston. We are here to help you navigate the system, advocate for your rights, and work towards a secure and stable future in the United States.

Start by contacting our firm at (832) 981-2170. Our Houston asylum lawyer is compassionate and aggressive advocates who fight for freedom. Se habla Español.

Commonly Asked Questions

What Legal Services Does The Law Office of Mana Yegani Offer to Refugees in Houston?

The Law Office of Mana Yegani offers comprehensive legal services to refugees in Houston, including representation in affirmative asylum actions, withholding of removal, and CAT Treaty relief. The firm provides counsel and aggressive defense on behalf of our clients. Furthermore, our multilingual services including Spanish, Farsi, and Russian mean we can offer effective legal services to a diverse client base.

Why Should I Choose a Houston Asylum Attorney for My Case?

Choosing a Houston immigration attorney for your asylum case is vital due to the complex nature of immigration law and the high stakes involved in asylum proceedings. Our experienced attorney can navigate the legal system, advocate on your behalf, and maximize your chances of a favorable outcome. With a deep understanding of the challenges faced by refugees and a commitment to protecting their rights, Attorney Mana Yegani can be a powerful ally in your quest for safety and freedom.

  • Attorney Yegani sees cases through from beginning to end.
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  • You would have access to Attorney Yegani throughout your case.
  • Our firm provides valuable resources at the disposal of all clients.
  • The Law Office of Mana Yegani is a mutli-lingual firm, with staff speaking Russian, Spanish, and Farsi on a fluent level.

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