If you have fled your native country to avoid persecution and would like to seek asylum in the United States, it is in your best interest to reach out to our experienced New York immigration attorneys as soon as possible to ensure that you have a dedicated legal professional on your side. Contact our firm today to discuss the specifics of your case and how we can best help you.

How to obtain asylum in the United States?

There are two ways a person can seek asylum in the United States. They include the following:

  • The affirmative asylum process: This process requires that the individual is physically present in the United States and is not involved in any removal proceedings. You must also apply for asylum within one year of the date of your entry into the United States.
  • The defensive asylum process: This occurs when someone who is going through removal proceedings requests asylum as a defense from deportation. These cases are typically done in front of immigration judges. With this process, you, your attorney, and the U.S. Government will consider whether you qualify for asylum and whether you should be removed from the United States or not. The immigration judge does have the authority to decide whether you will be deported or not. However, it is important to note that you also have the right to contest the judge’s ruling.

It is in your best interest to reach out to our firm today to speak with one of our dedicated legal team members if you have questions or concerns about either of these two processes.

What causes ineligibility for asylum?

It is essential to recognize your eligibility for seeking asylum before you begin the process. Oftentimes, it is a challenge to obtain asylum. Below are some examples of ways in which you would not be eligible:

  • If you have been convicted of certain serious crimes, generally involving drugs or violence
  • Anyone who has taken part in the persecution of another person due to their race, nationality, religion, and other guaranteed freedoms
  • Those who are proven to have resettled in another country before arriving in the United States
  • Those convicted of a serious nonpolitical crime outside of the United States
  • Anyone prepared to pose a danger to the security of the United States

Do not wait to reach out to our firm today to address the specifics of your case and how we can adequately advise you.

Contact Our New York City Immigration Lawyers

Our law firm can explain all the opportunities associated with fiancé visas and help you through the entire procedure, as well as discuss whether this is a good option. For an initial consultation with a skilled immigration lawyer, contact the Law Office of Cheryl R. David in New York.