Have you received asylum in the U.S. and need legal help? Read these 3 asylum tips for guidance, then call our Buffalo lawyer to get started.
1. Seeking Asylum in the U.S.
We are currently working with a client who has an asylum case pending. We filed his application, but we do not yet have a decision on this case. He came to us asking if he could bring family members here while his asylum case is pending. Unfortunately, the answer to that question is no, you cannot bring your family members here while your asylum case is pending. The reason for this is because you are not yet an asylee. However, once your asylum application is approved, you will then be an asylee. At that point, you can then bring certain family members here to the United States. If you have any questions about the asylum process or any other immigration matters, give us a call.
2. Applying for Asylum Outside of the U.S.
We receive a lot of inquiries from people who are interested in the asylum application process. A frequent question that comes up is whether or not it is required for someone to be inside the United States to apply for asylum. The answer to that question is yes, you must be inside the United States to apply for asylum. By definition, asylees are inside the United States when they apply for protection. Refugees are outside of the United States when they apply for protection. It’s a fine point, but it is an important distinction to make and the reason why there are different procedures for both. If you have any questions about the asylum application process or any other immigration-related issues, give us a call. We’d love to talk to you.
3. Family Reunification for Aslyees
Just a few days ago, we received a phone call from a potential client who was afraid of returning to her home country. She asked how she could quality for asylum here in the United States. What we explained to her was that you need to prove that you have a well-founded fear of future persecution in your home country on account of your race, religion, nationality, political opinion, or membership in a particular social group. Also, you have to prove that you’re unable or unwilling to avail yourself of the protection of your home country. This process is a little complicated. It’s very challenging. For that reason, you definitely want to work with an experienced immigration attorney. If you have an asylum matter that you want to discuss, give us a call.
Do you or your loved one need help with asylum related legal matters and have questions about our 3 asylum tips? Contact our experienced New York deportation lawyers today for a free consultation and case evaluation.