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Asylum, Appeals, Removal Defense and Waivers

When applying for lawful permanent resident status to live and work in the U.S., the odds against you may feel overwhelming. Despite the current political climate, our excellent and adept attorneys Having an experienced Fremont deportation defense attorney will help you navigate all of the pitfalls and difficulties that dealing with the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) can entail.

At The Law Offices of Derek Lim, we have a success rate of more than 80 percent for obtaining asylum for clients who apply through us in California. Our clients have included people from all over the world, from countries such as China, India, Afghanistan, Burma, Nepal, Indonesia, and more. Contact us to learn more.

Skilled Help With Asylum and Other Immigration Issues

We have handled thousands of cases for people from all over the world involving the following immigration issues:

Political asylum: Including asylum for people who have suffered persecution because of their race, religion, nationality, political opinions, gender, sexual preference, HIV/AIDS status, or membership in a certain group. There are no application fees and you can apply within a year of your arrival in the United States.

Immigration appeals: A thorough review of your case, including research or decisions from other cases that may affect yours. Afterward, we submit the appeal to a different authority who will then review and potentially reverse the previous decision. We use our creativity and cutting-edge law to find good justification for your appeal.

Deportation defense: If you are in danger of being deported for breaking the law or overstaying your visa, we can help. Not only do penalties vary wildly, but exceptions can also absolutely be made due to an emergency situation, such as hardships caused by the coronavirus or COVID-19 pandemic. Our track record in this area is excellent.

Waivers for criminal convictions and fraud: Even if you have a conviction or have committed fraud, it does not necessarily mean that you will receive an automatic bar. We can work toward getting a waiver to allow you to gain lawful permanent resident status.

Motions to reopen or reconsider a petition: Instead of appealing the decision to a higher authority, we would approach the decision-maker who refused your petition in the first place and ask him or her to reconsider. Generally, this avenue is taken in the case that you are able to produce documentary evidence of new facts or if you believe that a law or policy was incorrectly applied in your case.

Consulate and embassy requests for evidence (RFE) and refusal: If you require a liaison between you and the embassy or consulate you are working with to provide it with necessary evidence or if your petition has been refused, we will intervene on your behalf.

Contact Our Lawyer for Help With Removal Proceedings and Other Immigration Matters

Contact us online or call us at 800-769-3977 to schedule an initial appointment. Appointments are available on Saturdays by arrangement. Our immigration attorneys in Fremont and San Francisco speak Cantonese and Mandarin Chinese, Thai and Laotian.

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