Immigration partner Diamela del Castillo Payet recently discussed President Donald Trump’s new victory regarding asylum seekers expedited proceedings with NTN24, Colombia’s largest television news station. The ruling, with a 7-2 vote, lands a victory for the current Administration, which seeks to curtail the number of annual asylum cases granted because it limits the ability of some asylum seekers to appeal a portion of the asylum process. During the interview, Diamela explained the narrow application of the ruling, which targets those persons who cannot prove their credible fear of persecution if returned to their home countries.
About Diamela del Castillo-Payet
Diamela del Castillo-Payet is a partner in the Miami office of Shutts & Bowen, where she is a member of the Tax & International Law practice group. Her practice focuses on employment-based (temporary and permanent) and family-based immigration petitions and applications. She represents the firm’s clients before the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service as well as consular and other government authorities in the processing of E-2 Treaty visas for investors and managers, O-2 visas for extraordinary ability and L-1 intracompany transferee for executives, managers and specialized knowledge visas.