Immigration Success Story08 Jul 2013, by case in
Client was detained by ICE and placed in expedited removal proceeding, after completing a lengthy sentence for a major crime.Â As an alien in expedited removal, client was not afforded a hearing before an immigration judge. We reviewed his file and interviewed him for possible avenues of relief. After the interview, it became apparent that Client will be at great risk of torture or death, if removed to clientâ€™s home country.Â We requested a â€reasonable fearâ€ interview and prepared extensive documentation and support brief to establish that there is a â€œreasonable possibilityâ€ he would be persecuted and/orÂ tortured in the future on account of his religion if returned to his home country.
After a successful interview, our client was able to have his day in court. We presented extensive country condition reports and other valuable evidence to meet the higher burden of proof: that it is more â€œlikely than notâ€ that our client will be tortured if removed to his home country. The immigration judge granted Deferral of Removal under Convention Against Torture Act (â€œCATâ€), and client was released from detention soon after.