San Jose Asylum Lawyer

Apply for Asylum to Remain in the United States

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 immigration attorney who is experienced with these specific cases.

To learn more about asylum and how to apply, call (408) 212-0829. Attorney Yemi Getachew has over 20 years of immigration law experience and is prepared to fight for your safety.

Experienced, Passionate Counsel in Asylum Proceedings

As a San Jose asylum lawyer, Yemi Getachew is prepared to help those in need of the protection asylum can offer. What sets Yemi apart is the amount of time she takes to understand the client and the client’s experience. She believes that for most applicants, this may be the very first time they are able to share their experience in a truly safe environment. With her background in Counseling Psychology, she elicits often painful testimony to help prepare the client’s application and declaration to tell that client’s story so that a Judge or Asylum Officer can understand and appreciate what the individual has gone through and what it is that he or she fears.

We can offer skilled counsel related to the following asylum proceedings:

  • Asylum I-589
  • Withholding of Removal
  • Relief under Article III of the Convention Against Torture

In representing clients, Yemi also explains 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 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 has also been the Asylum Office liaison for the American Immigration Lawyers Association Santa Clara Valley Chapter for the last three years.

Call our firm today at (408) 212-0829 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.

More Than Qualified & Capable Of Handling Your Case

What Sets The Yemi Getachew Immigration Law Office Apart?
  • Compassionate Legal Guidance

    We strive for excellence in every immigration case handled. Rest assured that we will go above and beyond in pursuing the best interests of you, and your family when you turn to our firm.

  • Tireless Immigration Advocate

    In addition to being an experienced immigration lawyer, Attorney Yemi Getachew is also a proud executive committee member of the Santa Clara Valley American Immigration Lawyers Association.

  • Representing Clients Across the Globe

    Throughout our years in practice, we have had the privilege of obtaining legal immigration status for individuals from the Middle East, Europe, Asia, Africa, Central and South America, and Australia.

  • Individualized Attention for Every Case

    When you put the Yemi Getachew Immigration Law Office on your side, we devote ourselves to providing you with the personalized representation and one-on-one attention deserved throughout your case.