Indonesia: Most of my immigration clients are from Indonesia. The U.S. has long recognized that there is persecution in Indonesia on the basis of race, religion, and nationality, in connection with past civil disturbances. Unfortunately the current official government position is that the political situation in Indonesia has improved, so that it is more difficult to show a credible fear of future persecution.
For Indonesian speakers we offer in-house translation included in the attorney's fees and costs.
New Developments Under the Current Administration: The administration of President Joe Biden, unlike the previous administration of Trump has made it a little easier immigrants to obtain asylum, although due to the past administration, the immigration courts are still very backlogged. One aspect that has changed is that the Department of Homeland Security is authorized to make more decisions of Prosecutorial Discretion or PD to dismiss or administratively close cases that in the past would have continued to sit in the court system. This provides for a new opportunity for immigrants who may want to have additional options to stay in the U.S.
Asylum: We assist individuals fleeing their country of origin because of persecution on the basis of race, religion, nationality, political opinion, or membership in a particular social group.