Foreigners facing an Immigration Judge, pleading to remain in the United States, have several defenses they can present. The one most often discussed in the Asylee's Daughter blog is asylum, protection for those harmed on account of their race, religion, nationality, political opinion, or membership in a particular social group.
Another option for those who might be murdered in their homeland, however, is withholding of removal. In a recent case in Texas, a Mexican national won his freedom and safety. In his country, his family was murdered for refusing to pay extortion demands from a gang. The news story is here.
He was detained for a year by the Immigration and Customs Enforcement arm of the Department of Homeland Security.
For help with your asylum case, call the Broward county law firm of Blandon Law at (954) 385-0157. The author represents clients throughout the United States.