Many people come to the United States — often without any proper documentation to remain in the country long-term — because they face persecution in their home countries due to their race, religion, nationality, political opinion or other factors.
At the immigration law firm of Miley & Brown in Dallas, Texas, we help people fleeing persecution complete asylum applications so they can legally live and work in the U.S. Contact us to discuss your case with an experienced immigration lawyer.
Understanding The Criteria For Asylum
People who are in the United States but not eligible to remain in the country can file for asylum as a means of avoiding deportation. If you can demonstrate that you have been persecuted, or you have a well-founded fear of persecution in your home country due to your race, religion, nationality, political opinion, or membership in a particular social group, you may be approved for asylum in the U.S.
Once your asylum application is approved and you have been in the U.S. for one year, you can apply for a green card and, eventually, citizenship through naturalization.
Closely related to asylum are refugee status and temporary protected status. People currently outside of the United States who would be eligible for asylum if they were in the country can file applications for refugee status. Temporary protected status provides temporary relief from deportation for people from certain countries suffering from wars and other disasters.
Guiding You Through The Application Process
Asylum applications are most often made by people who are detained or targeted for deportation by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and are afraid to return to their home countries. Usually, asylum applications must be filed within one year of an alien's entry into the U.S. However, there are certain exceptions that may allow you to submit the asylum application at some later time after entering the U.S.
Our experienced attorneys will make sure your application is properly documented and guide you throughout the asylum process. Contact us today.