West Hollywood Attorney Handling Asylum Cases

The U.S. Government offers asylum to people who have been admitted to the United States, have a well-founded fear of persecution based on racial, religious, ethnic or political oppression in their home countries, and are afraid to return to their countries of residence. To obtain asylum, you will need to prove your reason for fears. The latter requires corroborative documentation and persuasive arguments. I can help. My law practice helps asylum seekers to tell their story and suggest and gather the necessary evidence to support it. As a diligent West Hollywood asylum lawyer, I put my skills to help you in filing a petition that meets the Government’s requirements.

I understand what the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) is looking for in your asylum petition. I was present at the actual USCIS’s interviews with the asylum seekers. Let me put my experience to work for you.

Proving Your Case For Asylum

The USCIS will first look to establish the truth of your reasons for seeking asylum. Asylum only applies to those who have legitimate reasons to fear persecution from a particular group or their country’s government. Joblessness, lack of opportunity or personal disagreements will not be enough to meet the requirements for asylum.

When you work with my firm, we will spend considerable time talking through your situation before developing your petition. I will ask you to write your story down if I believe it is credible. I will tell you what documents you’ll need to support your claim such as police reports, court records, health records or other evidence.

Once all of these materials are in place, I will help you to draft your petition and help you prepare for your asylum interview. An asylum officer or immigration judge will conduct the interview and make the final decision on whether or not to grant you with an asylum.

Appealing Denied Decisions

If the USCIS denies your asylum petition, it then goes to the Immigration Court where removal proceedings are originated against you. I represented clients there and can help you defending you through the process. If required, we will appeal the decision to the Board of Immigration Appeals. I extend this service to anyone who has been denied asylum, even if the initial application was prepared by another attorney or individual.

What’s Next?

Once asylum is granted, you must wait one full year before applying for a green card. As part of my comprehensive immigration practice, I can help you apply for this adjustment in status at that time. I can also help you filing petitions to bring over spouses or children who may still be in your home country.

You came to this country for a reason and fear to go back. Let me help you telling that story so you can begin establishing a new life here. Contact my firm by email or by calling 310-595-4963 to get started on your case today.