My client came to the US with his mom and minor siblings when he was 3 years old. After multiple hearings, his mom's application for asylum was denied. Likewise, when he was 8 years old, the case was denied a motion to reopen. This person is now 21 years old, and I am inquiring as to whether he would be able to start a fresh I-589 application on his own now that he's 21, even if he was previously denied on his mother's case.
You use the term "client." Either you are an attorney or you are providing legal advice without being licensed to do so. Until you clarify that, the best I can tell you is to refer the case to an experienced immigration law attorney because the son may have significant problems separate from any desire to apply for asylum.
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