Relief Under the Convention Against Torture
The immigration lawyers at Legalize Me fight for the rights of individuals who fear torture upon return to their country. If you or a loved one is in such fear, you may have a claim under the Convention Against Torture (CAT). If you are granted such protection, you can legally remain in the United States and work, but you cannot adjust your status to that of a legal permanent resident.
The experienced legal team at Legalize Me can help you pursue your claim under the Convention Against Torture. We are dedicated to helping you get the protection you deserve from torture in your native country.
What Is Relief Against Convention Against Torture?
Individuals who fear torture by the government in their native homeland or those who have the consent of that government may seek relief from removal from the United States under the Convention Against Torture. More specifically, this program is generally utilized by individuals who do not qualify for asylum because they fail to fall into one of the five categories of bases for persecution or because of their criminal history, past persecutory acts, etc.
In order to qualify for this type of relief, it is not necessary for the applicant to demonstrate that the torture is “on account of” a specific reason.
Eligibility Requirements for Relief Against Torture
In order to be eligible for relief under the Convention Against Torture, the applicant must establish that it is more likely than not that he or she would be subject to torture, inflicted by, at the instigation of, or with the consent of a public official or other person acting in an official capacity.
In addition, the applicant must meet these requirements by the clear probability standard. In other words, it must be proven that it is “more likely than not” that the applicant would be subject to torture.
How to Apply for Convention Against Torture Protection
There is no formal application process for seeking protection under Convention Against Torture. Applicants can apply for this protection simultaneously while applying for asylum by using the same Form I-589, “Application for Asylum and Withholding of Removal.”
However, the applicant must mark off the relevant boxes in Part B of the Form in addition to including information and the necessary documents to proving the requirements for this protection.
Contact an Experienced Immigration Lawyer Today!
The knowledgeable immigration lawyers at Legalize Me are dedicated to helping foreign individuals get protection under Convention Against Torture Relief. We will work hard to provide you with the highest level of immigration services available.
We can answer any questions and/or comments you may have regarding your eligibility for a CAT protection. We are dedicated to offering the most experienced immigration support for all of our clients seeking permanent residency in the United States.
For more information or to schedule a free consultation with compassionate and experienced immigration attorney Michael S. Carrillo, call Legalize Me toll free at 800-554-8778.
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