Recent statistics show that when it comes to asylum claims, immigrants should avoid Las Vegas immigration courts, where the likelihood of success is extremely low. Over the last six years, approximately 91% of asylum claims heard in front of Las Vegas immigration judges were denied. By contrast, the national average for asylum denials is about 53%. Las Vegas is also home to one of the strictest immigration judges in the nation, whose asylum denial rate is 97.3%. Given the huge disparity in the outcomes of asylum cases among immigration courts, it is clear that asylum rulings are extremely inconsistent from one court to the next. While one Las Vegas immigration judge granted only 2.7% of asylum claims since federal fiscal year 2016, another Las Vegas immigration judge granted 13.5% of asylum claims. Many immigrants seeking asylum from the dangers of their home countries simply turn themselves in at the American border. An asylum claim also may arise as a defense when an immigrant is charged with deportation. Regardless as to when the asylum claim occurs, however, the outcome is always uncertain, and often not positive for the immigrant. The presence or absence of legal representation is one defining factor; more than 90% of asylum claims of unrepresented immigrants fail. Statistically, an immigrant’s nationality often appears to impact the outcome of an asylum claim. As this post illustrates, the odds are against asylum seekers from the very beginning, particularly in some parts of the country. This is why you need the services of an experienced asylum attorney to represent you from the very start of your asylum claim. In addition to asylum cases, we also are the California deportation defense lawyers whom you can turn to if you or a loved one are facing deportation proceedings, no matter what the reason may be. Regardless of the complexity or difficulty of the situation, Landerholm Immigration, A.P.C. has the experience, knowledge, and skills to advocate on behalf of you and your family throughout the course of any deportation proceedings. Contact our office today and let us answer all of your questions about any aspect of deportation proceedings.