Withholding of Removal

Withholding of removal is in some ways similar to asylum, but it has a higher standard. To qualify for withholding of removal under 8 U.S.C. section 1231(b)(3), the non-citizen must demonstrate that it is more likely than not that he/she would be subject to persecution based on race, religious beliefs, nationality, membership in a particular social group or political opinion. Unlike with asylum, an immigrant who is granted relief under withholding of removal is only given a right not to be removed to a specific country. Unlike asylees, non-citizens who are granted withholding of removal do not have the right to apply for a green card. They actually have a final order of removal against them, so if they travel outside the U.S., they will not be allowed to return.

Convention Against Torture

Article 3 of the United Nations Convention Against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment (CAT) absolutely prohibits states from returning anyone to another state where he or she may be tortured. In order to be eligible for withholding of removal under the Convention Against Torture, the immigrant has to establish that it is more likely than not that he or she would be tortured if removed to the proposed country of removal.

Experienced Attorneys Supporting Immigration Services

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