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Legal Help For Asylum Seekers

Are you in the United States and are afraid to go back to your country? Have you been harmed in your country by the government or by forces the government can’t or won’t control? Have you been hurt or threatened by your family, tribe or elders? If so, you may be eligible to apply for asylum protection to remain in the United States.

The laws concerning what constitutes harm, what activity or character constitutes political opinion, and how you define or characterize a particular social group are complex. Credibility is an essential component of any asylum case. A well-prepared and well-documented case has the best chance of a positive outcome, and that is why you should consider working with a San Jose asylum lawyer who is experienced with these specific cases.

To learn more about asylum and how to apply, call 408-292-7995. We have decades of immigration law experience, and we are prepared to fight for your safety.

Experienced, Passionate Counsel In Asylum Proceedings

Our San Jose lawyers have won hundreds of asylum cases over the years. If you meet certain qualifications, we can also help you overcome the one-year bar to filing asylum.

What sets us apart is the amount of time we take to understand you and your experience. We know that this may be the very first time you are able to share your experience in a truly safe environment. We know how to listen carefully and compassionately to your story to help prepare your application and declaration. Our mission is to make sure the judge or asylum officer can understand and appreciate what you have gone through and what it is that you fear.

We Can Offer Skilled Counsel Related To The Following Asylum Proceedings

In representing clients, we also explain the asylum interview process, the role and function of interpreters, the setting of immigration court hearings, and keys to testifying in a way that empowers the client. For over two decades, the Yemi Getachew Immigration Law Office, P.C., has represented political activists, journalists, domestic violence survivors, women forced into harmful cultural practices such as female genital mutilation and early marriage, individuals persecuted because of their religious beliefs and practices, and many, many more clients. Yemi is also the former asylum office liaison for the American Immigration Lawyers Association Santa Clara Valley Chapter.


Contact our firm today at 408-292-7995 to learn more. Even when a client does not qualify for asylum, he or she may be eligible for withholding of removal or relief under Article III of the Convention against Torture.