Immigration Law for Asylum Cases

Living in a country where your rights are disrespected, judged and persecuted because of the way you are, the way you think or your beliefs, can lead to high levels of stress and depression that subsequently may affect your lifestyle. Fortunately, the U.S. Immigration Law offers the option of receiving protection from the U.S. Government through an asylum application.

By applying for asylum in the USA, you can have the opportunity to live a peaceful life in a nation that respects your rights and freedoms, so that you can accomplish each of your goals, without any limitations that would prevent you from achieving them.

To better understand this process and the opportunities it can offer you, this time we will discuss three important facts about the Immigration Law in the USA, regarding asylum application cases in the country.

Remember, if you are thinking about applying for asylum in the United States, you do not have to do it by your own. Schedule an appointment now and get the support of our Asylum Lawyer so that your application can get the result you expect.

What is Asylum in the USA?

Asylum is a legal status that allows an applicant to remain in the United States instead of facing deportation to a country where they feel persecuted. 

If the applicant is granted with asylum, he/she will be protected and has the right to stay in the United States as an Asylee.

You may also read this post: Asylum Process Part 1 – The Three Parts to The Asylum Interview

What does  the Immigration Law say about asylum cases in the USA?

In order to apply for asylum in the United States, it is first important to know some details about this immigration status that provides protection to those who feel persecuted in their country of origin.

Here are 3 facts you should know about the Immigration Law regarding the application for asylum in the USA:

  • To apply for asylum, the applicant must be in the U.S.
  • The application for asylum in the U.S. must be presented physically in the U.S. or at a port of entry.
  • Persecution or fear must occur due to race, religion, nationality, political opinion, or membership in a particular social group.

To apply for asylum in the U.S., there are two types of procedures available. 

  • Affirmative Asylum: Affirmative Asylum: An individual who isn’t in removal proceedings can apply for asylum with the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS). If the USCIS asylum officer does not approve the application, the applicant  will be placed in removal proceedings with the option to appeal the decision  and appear before an immigration judge.
  • Defensive Asylum: If a person is in removal proceedings and applies for asylum defensively by filing the application with an immigration judge at the EOIR. This means applying for asylum as a way to stop deportation. 

Another point that the Immigration Law mentions regarding asylum application cases in the USA, is that you have the right to hire an Asylum Lawyer to represent you during the process, in order to apply without making any mistakes that may delay a decision by the immigration authorities.

You may also read this post: Asylum Process Part 2 – Tips and Strategies for the Asylum Interview

Need help? Contact our Asylum Lawyer today.

If you feel that your life is in danger in your home country, you don’t have to get used to living on the run simply because you think differently than the authorities. In the United States, you can have the opportunity to live freely in a country that respects your rights as a human being.

Our Asylum Lawyer knows the US Immigration Law very well, so she knows how to guide you in your asylum application. Schedule an appointment today and let’s start working on your case so you can start living a much safer life in the land of opportunities.


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