Those immigrants seeking asylum in the United States may be able to receive protection from our government. F&D assists clients seeking asylum for various reasons through a number of avenues, including:

Asylum application

 F&D prepares detailed applications for refugees and those fleeing persecution with the expert attention and care these petitions require.  All cases are kept confidential but forcefully argued and pushed with the government.

Asylum Interview

We will accompany you and effectively represent you and this administrative hearing with the goal of approving your application for asylum, in advance of court proceedings.

Immigration Court

F&D’s attorneys will be with you at every step of the way for every court hearing. Court proceedings may last for a number of years, but rest assured you will feel secure throughout the entire process.

BIA Appeal

BIAs are appeals processed at the Board of Immigration Appeals. Cases are assessed by our senior attorneys only for the strongest available appellate arguments.  F&D also offers additional case processing and counseling.

9th Circuit Appeal

These appeals are processed at the United States Court of Appeals. Cases are assessed by our senior attorneys only for the strongest available appellate arguments. F&D also offers additional case processing and counseling.

SJIS – Under 21 Minor Special Status & TVPRA – Under 18 Minor Asylum Application

Asylum applicants who are under 21 years of age may qualify for SJIS or TVPRA status, which also offers protection for those facing removal from the United States. Please schedule an office appointment to discuss with one of F&D’s immigration specialists.

I-730 Petition for Family Member

This application form is utilized to process close family members of asylum granted refugees. The application usually processes in 6-12 months after the date of the initial asylum applicant’s approval.

I-131 Refugee Travel Passport

This type of application is readily available to those asylum applicants given refugee status either at the asylum office or at Immigration Court. It gives people the ability to travel any place in the world via a United States government-issued and sealed travel passport. Once your asylum has been approved, there is no need to travel on your own country’s passport.


This application is used to apply for asylum in the United States and for withholding of removal (formerly called “withholding of deportation”). This application may also be used to apply for protection under the Convention Against Torture.


An immigration judge may use discretion to grant cancellation of removal for a respondent who holds legal permanent resident status if they present sufficient evidence of 7 years of continuous physical presence in the United States, criminal record devoid of aggravated felony convictions, and hardship on U.S. Citizen spouse and/or children.


An immigration judge may use discretion to grant cancellation or removal if the respondent presents sufficient evidence of 10 years of continuous physical presence in the United States, hardship on U.S. citizen spouse and/or children, and good moral character.


Our attorneys will immediately apply for a bond so our clients may be released from ICE custody pursuant to a court order.

Removal Proceedings

The removal proceeding happens when the government starts the process for an order of removal. In this case, an immigration judge or officer will determine whether you can remain in the United States. Removal proceedings begin with an initial hearing, known as a master calendar hearing and then progress to an Individual Hearing where the defense is evaluated.


A probate court or family court may find a child (under 21 years old) eligible for this classification if the child was abused, abandoned, or neglected by their parents. After the attorney successfully obtains SIJS classification, the child is eligible to concurrently apply for the I-360, Special Immigrant (as a juvenile declared a dependent in juvenile court) & the I-485, Application for Lawful Permanent Residency in the United States. Cancellation of Removal/10 years in USA.

In-Court Adjustment

When a foreign national applies for adjustment of status during removal proceedings, the immigration judge receives and makes a decision on Form I-485, instead of USCIS. A judge may not evaluate an adjustment of status application in the same way that USCIS would evaluate it under normal circumstances.


Using this Form, Refugee/Asylee Relative Petition, a person who has been granted asylum or refugee status in the United States (the petitioner) may petition to have his or her spouse and/or unmarried children, who are called beneficiaries, join him or her in the United States.

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