Asylum

Asylum

Asylum is the process of seeking protection for an individual who is already in the U.S to stay in the U.S., for fear of persecution once they return home. This fear of persecution is generally due to:

  • Religion
  • Political Opinion
  • Race
  • Nationality
  • Membership of social groups.

If the individual has felt persecuted or fears persecution, they can file an I-589 form, the Application for Asylum and Withholding of Removal. In order to be granted asylum, there must be proof of persecution or risk of persecution upon returning to their home country. Application should be submitted no less than one year after entering the U.S. Spouses and children may be included in the application. If applying for children, they must be under 21 years old and unmarried. You may apply for a green card after one year of being granted asylum.

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Deportation Defense Deportation proceedings start with receiving a Notice to Appear from the Department of Homeland Security. This document orders you to appear in front of an immigration judge. The document also informs you why you are being order to appear, what crimes you committed, the right for an attorney, and the consequences if you don’t show up. Take advantage of our free consultations and affordable payment plans, do not hesitate and contact The Santos Law Offices, PA at 305-417- 4111.

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