A person in the United States who has a well-founded fear of persecution in his or her home country is eligible for asylum. A year after receiving asylum, the person becomes eligible for lawful permanent residence.
An application for asylum can be filed outside of or in removal proceedings. Although there are important exceptions, the application must be filed within one year after the person enters the United States. Once the application and supporting documentation are filed, the person is interviewed by an Asylum Officer. If the person is in removal proceedings, the Immigration Judge will hear the person’s testimony.
There is no one-size-fits-all formula for a successful asylum application. Every person’s situation is different. Asylum applications are often complicated and usually require extensive supporting documentation and legal support.
We assist clients in all aspects of asylum cases including collection of supporting evidence, drafting detailed declarations, obtaining supporting background documentation, drafting legal arguments, identifying and working with expert witnesses, preparing clients for their testimony, and representing clients at their interviews or in removal proceedings.
Contact us for a consultation regarding an asylum application.