Orlando Immigration Attorney
What is asylum?
Asylum is a type of immigration legal relief that can be granted to non-citizens who are already present in the United States and who are unwilling or unable to return to their home country due to well-founded fear of persecution. Types of persecution that provide grounds for petitioning for asylum include persecution based on race, religion, social status, political opinion, or nationality. Being granted asylum will mean that the person can lawfully live and work in the U.S. The person will also be able to apply for a green card and permanent resident status one year after asylum is granted. Asylum may be sought by an immigrant who has been selected for
deportation, provided that removal to that person's country of origin would expose the individual to persecution.
An applicant may include his or her spouse and any unmarried children under the age of 21 on the application if the spouse and children are in the U.S. It is also possible to petition to bring your immediate family to join you in this country by submitting a form I-730. If you do not qualify for asylum but are in real fear of torture upon returning to your home country, you may be able to apply for consideration under the Torture Convention. An Orlando immigration lawyer from S.A. Young Law Firm, P.A. is ready to meet with you for a free consultation to discuss your case and help you determine the most appropriate course of action for you.
Let Us Help You Get Asylum
You may apply for asylum at a port-of-entry, such as a seaport, airport, or border crossing, or within one year of your arrival in this country. If a year has passed since you entered the United States, you may still be eligible to apply if circumstances in your country of origin or your own personal situation have changed in such a way as to make you eligible for asylum.
Eligibility will be decided based upon the information in your application and an interview with an immigration judge or asylum officer. An immigration attorney from our firm can help ensure that your application is filed properly with all pertinent information and documentation, and that your case is accurately presented at your interview. This kind of assistance can greatly improve your chances of getting your application approved.