AG IMMIGRATION ASSISTS PERSECUTION VICTIMS TO STAY IN THE USA
THE AMERICAN GOVERNMENT HAS SEVERAL ASYLUM AND PROTECTION PROGRAMS FOR FOREIGNERS THAT ARE ALREADY IN THE UNITED STATES AND HAVE PROOF OF BEING VICTIMS OF POLITICAL, RELIGIOUS, RACIAL, SEXUAL OR ANY OTHER FORMS OF PERSECUTION THAT THREATENS THEIR PHYSICAL AND MORAL INTEGRITY, AND THAT PREVENTS THEM FROM RETURNING TO THEIR COUNTRIES OF ORIGIN.
As this is a complex process which requires extensive documentation, an Application for Asylum and for Withholding of Removal demands a lot of technical knowledge, and it is essential to have the advice and legal assistance of an immigration law firm and an immigration lawyer with proven experience in asylum cases in the United States.
AG Immigration’s legal team is led by Dr. Felipe Alexandre, a renowned Brazilian American lawyer considered a reference in immigration in the USA, and winner of several awards for his important contributions in this segment, especially in the areas of visas and Green Cards based on career, employment, or investment and in asylum, refugee, and deportation proceedings in the United States. Knowing the history and trusting the lawyer who will represent you is essential to guarantee the success of your immigration petition.
If you believe that you are a victim of some serious persecution and have been in the United States for some time or have just entered the country, contact AG Immigration. We will be happy to hear from you and assist with your application if you qualify for an asylum request.
REASONS FOR ASYLUM APPLICATION
Please see below the main reasons alleged in cases of people arriving in the United States claiming to be persecuted in their countries, and that might constitute an application for asylum and stay in America.
- Persecution for racial discrimination.
- Persecution for religious intolerance.
- Persecution for homophobia or sexual discrimination.
- Political persecution for taking a stand against certain groups and governments.
- People fleeing regions of war or armed conflict.
- Victims of sexual abuse or domestic violence.
HOW DOES THE ASYLUM PROCESS WORK IN THE UNITED STATES?
The applicant for an asylum benefit must be in American territory to file his or her application. People who consider themselves victims of persecution cannot start their asylum processes abroad.
After arriving in the USA, it is essential that the person concerned submits his or her asylum application in less than 12 months from the date of entry into the country, regardless of their current status in America, even if it is illegal.
The first step to start an asylum process is to hire the services of a lawyer or immigration law firm that has experienced and qualified professionals to carry out this type of service. They will be the chosen legal professional who will assist you in completing and sending Form I-589 (Application for Asylum and Withholding of Removal) to American immigration authorities.
In addition to Form I-589, the applicant must provide concrete evidence that he or she suffers severe persecution and must remain in the United States since returning to his or her country of origin or previous residence may result in a risk of death or imprisonment.
If the asylum application is initially accepted by the American authorities, your application will be sent to the Immigration Court (EOIR), where it will be judged. The final step will then be to appear for a court hearing where the decision on your asylum application will be determined. Throughout the course of the analysis and judgment, the asylum seeker receives a temporary status that allows him to remain in the USA, without risk of removal or deportation to his country of origin. In case of a positive decision for the process, the asylum seeker is then granted the status of legal permanent resident in America and can legally live and work in the country.