Every year, thousands of people come to the United States seeking asylum protections because they have suffered persecution or fear that they will suffer persecution in their home countries due to:
- Membership in a particular social group
- Political opinion
If you are eligible for asylum you may be permitted to remain in the United States, bring certain family members over to the US, and apply for legal permanent residence after one year. However, you must follow certain procedures and meet certain requirements in order to be granted asylum.
This is where our immigration law office can help.
Two Ways To Seek Help From An Asylum Attorney
Any non-US citizen may apply for asylum as long as they can provide proof of grounds for their fears of persecution and as long as they have been in the US for less than one year. There is no fee to apply for US asylum but you will be expected to attend a hearing with a United States asylum officer.
Our asylum attorney can help you seek asylum in the United States in one of two ways:
- Apply for Asylum with an Immigration Judge. If you have been placed in removal proceedings before an Immigration Judge you may apply for asylum with that same judge. This is considered a “Defensive Application”.
- File an Application for Asylum with US Citizenship and Immigration Services. If you have not yet faced removal proceedings, you may apply for asylum with U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, regardless of your legal status in the United States. This is considered an “Affirmative Application”.
There are many considerations and requirements when applying for asylum that our Florida immigration attorney can help you navigate. Do not leave your safety and welfare to chance.
Contact Orlando Asylum Attorney Gail Seeram at the Law Offices of Gail Seeram at +1 (407) 292-7730 for a free initial consultation of your asylum case.