Turkish asylum victory in New York immigration court

Last week, on April 19, 2018, I won a difficult asylum case in immigration court in New York City. My client was a Turkish citizen. He filed the asylum application on his own a few years ago, not realizing the importance of having a lawyer by his side. The application was initially rejected by USCIS […]

Asylum Seekers and Detention – A Change in Policy

On December 16, 2009, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (“ICE”) Assistant Secretary John Morton announced that ICE will generally release from detention arriving asylum seekers who have a credible fear of persecution or torture if certain criteria are met-part of ICE’s ongoing immigration detention reform efforts. The revised guidelines, effective Jan. 4, 2010, will permit […]