What is asylum and how do you obtain it?
Asylum is the protection granted to foreign nationals who feel they cannot
return to their native country. Seeking asylum is often confused with
requesting refugee status, however, one main difference is that an individual
who is requesting asylum is already in the country at the time of their
request. In most cases, asylum is requested because an individual feels
they would be in some form of mortal danger if they were to return to
their country. Common reasons individuals seek asylum in the U.S. is because
they are afraid of being killed by their own government, or persecuted
due to their race, social status, personal, political or religious beliefs.
There are specific requirements which must be met in order for an individual
to prove they are in danger of being persecuted or harmed, and thus eligible
to seek asylum. That is why if you or a loved one wishes to seek asylum
in the United States, you need to consult with an immigration lawyer at
Maney | Gordon | Zeller, P.A. right away. Our attorneys will review your
specific situation, analysis all the facts surrounding your asylum request,
and help you determine the best course of action to pursue.
We work with individuals who have either arrived in the U.S. with the specific
purpose of requesting asylum and need legal representation to do so, and
with individuals who have been found to be in the U.S. illegally, but
have a real fear of being persecuted if they were to be deported back
to their native country. In a situation like that, requesting asylum may
be the proper
If your spouse or minor children are with you in the U.S., they too can
be included on your application for asylum. Once asylum is granted, you
will be able to legally live and work in the United States. After one
year, you will also be eligible to apply for a
permanent residence visa in order to achieve permanent resident status.
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There are times when, after thorough review of a case, we have determined
there is insufficient evidence to show an individual would qualify to
seek asylum in the United States. This does not mean there are no other
options available. Should you be genuinely afraid of being tortured or
killed, there are other
immigration requests which can be made. If your country is plagued by conflict or
armed protests, or perhaps it has been severely impacted by a natural
disaster, you may be eligible to receive a temporary protected status,
grated by the U.S. Justice Department.
No matter the situation, our firm is here to represent you and your rights.
We are a full-service immigration law firm and have been representing
clients in all aspects of immigration for the last 35 years. We have received
a peer reviewed AV rating from Martindale-Hubbell, which signifies we
represent the highest level of legal excellence and professional ethics.
Our attorneys are board certified and we are dedicated to providing our
clients with excellent client service and the honest, but aggressive representation
If you or a loved one has questions about, or needs to seek asylum in the
United States, we urge you
contact an asylum attorney at our firm immediately . Keep in mind that you have legal options and rights, so get an attorney
who will fight hard to protect those rights.