Deportation & Asylum
Immigration Defense Attorney in San Jose and San Francisco
Anyone who is facing deportation and/or seeking asylum needs a law firm
that will fight with skill and dedication to win. Over a 14 year career,
Daniel Shanfield, Esq. Immigration Defense has successfully fought for
clients in the San Jose and San Francisco Bay Area and throughout the
United States, defending against deportation and advocating for the granting
of asylum. Our background in asylum immigration law is second to none.
Daniel Shanfield has extensive experience in political asylum cases, and
has testified before Congress on the rights of asylum seekers. Prior to
founding his own law practice, Daniel oversaw the asylum representation
program at the Lawyers Committee for Human Rights in New York (now Human
Rights First), and served as a Migration Expert with the United Nations
Refugee Agency (UNHCR) in Central Asia. Daniel was also Legal Services
Manager with the U.S. Refugee Program OPE in Europe, resettling vulnerable
religious minorities from the Middle East to safety in the United States.
He has been recognized as a Northern California Immigration "Super
Lawyer" by San Francisco Magazine, and holds a 10/10 AVVO rating,
ranking him as "Superb" in experience, industry recognition,
professional conduct. As a former prosecutor and litigator with INS (U.S.
Immigration and Naturalization Service), Daniel possesses unique insights
he uses everyday to help his clients. Talk to an immigration defense attorney
in San Jose who is highly motivated to successfully resolve your case.
USCIS may seek deportation on several grounds including:
- Illegally entering the United States
- Overstaying or violating the terms of a non-immigrant visa
- Committing certain crimes while in the U.S.
- Failing to timely file for permanent residency
An application for asylum may be a successful defense against deportation.
An applicant may qualify for asylum based on past persecution or a well-founded
fear of future persecution on account of the applicant's race, religion,
nationality, political opinion or membership in a particular social group.
This may include persecution based on the applicant's gender or sexual
orientation. An applicant may also qualify for asylum based on gang or
criminal violence in the home country where there is a political motive
or a motive based on the applicant's family ties or other social group.
San Francisco and San Jose Immigration Defense Lawyer
Our attorneys and staff will take the time to listen to you and find out
about your situation. We are dedicated to protecting clients from unfair
removals and persecution in their home country. We understand that our
clients rely on us to provide a skilled and passionate defense to protect
their residency and keep their families intact. Where appropriate, we
zealously advocate for approval of asylum petitions on behalf of clients.
Contact an immigration defense attorney in San Jose and San Francisco at our firm for a consultation about deportation and asylum.