Asylum immigration lawyer
Guiding you through asylum
We can help you seek asylum in the U.S.
Do you feel threatened in your own homeland? If you think it is not safe for you to live in your own country anymore due to threat of persecution or violation of your internationally recognized human rights, then it might be time that you take the next big step. You may apply for refugee status with UNHCR from abroad or seek asylum once in the United States. If you are an asylum seeker and have not been successful in your application yet, then consider talking to us. We are here with our services and years of experience to assist you throughout the process.
Asylum and the immigration process
How to seek asylum legally in the U.S.
Points to prove when applying for affirmative and defensive asylum
You must prove to the U.S. Government the following:
- If there is no past persecution, an applicant has a fear of future persecution.
- The feared persecution is “on account of” one of the five grounds: race, religion, nationality, membership in a particular social group, or political opinion.
- The applicant has not firmly settled in a third country.
- There is a reasonable probability (that is even a one in ten chance) that the applicant will be persecuted if forced to return to his or her home country.
- The applicant has not missed the one year filing deadline. The deadline is calculated by subtracting from the applicant’s most recent date of entry into the U.S., minus one day. The asylum application must be received by the government by this date.
- The applicant does not have a serious criminal history or pose a national security threat.
Potential problems during asylum
Identifying your family’s situation
How your application could get denied
There are multiple reasons why your asylum application could get denied as this process can be very complicated. Here are a few of the most common reasons why:
You don’t meet the eligibility requirements
Incomplete documents or proper documentation not filed
Additionally, people often fail to submit the complete documents and the correct information required for a successful asylum application. Even if you have genuine fear of persecution in your home country, if the application is filled out incorrectly you can be denied.
Not meeting deadlines or failing the asylum interview
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Applying for asylum is not easy and not everyone is successful in seeking asylum in the U.S. While filling out and going through the application process by yourself is an option, if you are unfamiliar or are not confident in your abilities, hiring the services of an immigration lawyer will be very beneficial.
We will be able to explain your options to you, help you with your application, and protect your interests through the entire process. Whatever your circumstances are, our professionals will ensure that you have the best opportunity to seek asylum in the U.S. and are able to live a safe life here.
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Frequently asked asylum questions
Who is an asylum-seeker?
An asylum-seeker is someone who has left their country and is seeking protection from persecution and serious human rights violations in another country, but has not been legally granted the refugee status yet. There are five grounds on the basis of which asylum can be sought and they are race, religion, nationality, membership in a particular social group and political opinion.
Who is a refugee?
Who is a migrant?
There is no internationally recognized definition of who a migrant really is, but according to Amnesty International, a migrant is someone who decide to stay outside their country of origin, but are not asylum-seekers or refugees. They leave their countries simply because they want to work, study or join their family in another country.