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Asylum

There are several forms of relief available under the immigration laws for those seeking protection from persecution in their home countries. We handle applications for asylum, withholding of removal, and protection under the Convention Against Torture and can assist you in submitting these applications to the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service and the Immigration Court.

Asylum applications must be filed within one year of a person’s last arrival in the United States. However, there are limited exceptions available to those who file late. If you are nearing your one year deadline, or even if it’s past, please reach out to us as soon as possible to discuss your options.

Given the fact that most of our clients who are filing for asylum have been through traumatic or otherwise difficult experiences, we aim to be especially sensitive to their individual needs and circumstances. We will do our best to treat your situation with the utmost care so you can confidently present your case to the immigration authorities.

The Process*

  1. File form I-589, Application for Asylum and for Withholding of Removal;
  2. Wait for interview date with an asylum officer;
  3. If not approved at interview and you are out of status, the case will be referred to the Immigration Court;
  4. If not approved at interview and you are in status, no further action will be taken;
  5. If approved at interview, may apply for adjustment of status for permanent residence one year after the approval.

 

*Please keep in mind that there is currently a processing backlog that can make the asylum process quite lengthy. For more information you may visit USCIS or review our resources section.