Political Asylum in the US

Asylum, Withholding of Removal and Convention against Torture

Asylum is a form of protection granted to individuals in the United States who have been persecuted or fear they will be persecuted in their home countries on account of their race, religion, nationality, membership in a particular social group, or political opinion. Individuals already in the United States or who are seeking entry into the United States at a port of entry may qualify for a grant of asylum and be permitted to remain in the United States to seek this legal protection. Asylum must be applied for within one year of arriving in the United States. Individuals who are granted asylum (asylees) are eligible to apply to adjust their status to that of a lawful permanent resident one year later. Dependent family members may be eligible for permanent residence as well.

If an individual does not meet the one year deadline for asylum and establishes that it is more likely than not that his life or freedom would be threatened on account of their race, religion, nationality, membership in a particular social group, or political opinion, that person may be eligible for withholding of removal or deferral of removal. Individuals who satisfy the torture requirement may be eligible for withholding of removal or deferral of removal under the Convention Against Torture.

These types of cases are very complex and we recommend that you do not proceed without an experienced immigration attorney. You need legal help from the moment you begin fill out your application!

We represent individuals in asylum, withholding of removal and Convention Against Torture claims before the USCIS Asylum Office, the Immigration Court, and the Board of Immigration Appeals.

Board Certified Immigration Lawyer Handles Political Asylum in the USA

If you believe you or someone you care about may qualify for asylum, withholding or deferral of removal contact us today. US Asylum Attorney Suzanne Vazquez, certified as an expert in Immigration Law by the Florida Bar, has helped many clients in the past and would be glad to help you too. We can be reached during office hours at (407) 674-6968. You may also call us at 813-400-0055 to make an appointment at our Tampa location. If you have an emergency after office hours please call us at (407) 925-2554 and we will contact you shortly. You may also contact us by email at info@immigrationhelptoday.com.

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