The United States is party to several international human rights agreements and treaties that require our government to accept asylum-seekers who are fleeing genuine persecution in their home countries.
Persons who may qualify for asylum-related immigrant visas could be political opponents of ruling powers seeking their imprisonment or death, victims of religious persecution, refugees from war-torn nations, and others.
To qualify for asylum in the United States, the asylum seekers must have suffered persecution based on their race, religion, political ideology, nationality, or membership within a specific group.
Asylum seekers who make it to the United States may immediately seek asylum assistance.
There is no limit on the number of people who may seek asylum, and immigration officials are required to admit anyone facing legitimate persecution at home.
If you believe you have a legitimate fear of returning to your country, speak with our law firm immediately as time is of the essence in filing these applications.
Your first steps to seeking asylum in the United States are very important, as the process can be lengthy and complicated.
If you are seeking asylum from your home country, the most important thing to do is to remain safe until you can immigrate.
If you are already in the United States, you should seek immediate assistance to avoid deportation.
In either respect, an attorney can assist you in the asylum process.
Due to the intense nature of the asylum confirmation process and the complicated procedures, an attorney may be necessary to help you navigate the process.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Is there a fee to apply for asylum and what if I can’t pay?
Fortunately, there is no application fee for asylum seekers.
Can my family come with me if I get asylum?
In an ideal world, your entire family will apply for asylum, but if you file for asylum on your own, you may petition for your spouse and children under the age of 21 to join you in the United States.
Do I need to speak English to apply for asylum?
Immigration will provide interpreters for people who require them and you do not need to speak English to apply for asylum.
How will the recent immigration restrictions affect me?
President Donald Trump’s most recent immigration ban restricts all immigration from North Korea, Syria, Chad, Yemen, Libya, Somalia, Iran, and Venezuela. The new travel restrictions will affect all travelers regardless of purpose. Call our office for more information and for a case-by-case evaluation.
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