Asylum Lawyer in Immokalee Florida
Asylum is protection that gives non-citizens temporary status in the United States. For individuals to be granted Asylum, they must fit the definition of a refugee according to the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. According to Immigration law, a refugee is “a person outside his or her country of nationality who is unable to return to his or her country of nationality because of persecution based on race, religion, nationality, membership in a particular social group, or political opinion” As mentioned above, the refugee must have proof and a valid reason to seek asylum. At the same time, refugees need to apply for a green card that could grant them permanent residence in the country.
It is very common for immigrants to come into the United States seeking asylum. However, not everyone is granted asylum or labeled as a refugee. First, Abogado Guerrero will help you fill out the appropriate forms such as the Application for Asylum and for Withholding of Removal. This application needs to be filled out if you are physically in the United States and you are seeking asylum. To be eligible for asylum, you must be present in the United States for less than a year and you must have proof that you are in danger of persecution in your home country. After we help you file and submit your application, we will have to wait for about 180 days for an interview and then for a decision made by the department of U.S. Immigration Services.
There are many situations that our clients may find themselves in and so we want to make sure that you are well informed based on your situation. If you are currently in the country illegally you can apply for asylum as long as you don’t have any removal proceedings. If you have been convicted for a crime and are seeking asylum you may not be eligible from being granted asylum depending on the severity of the crime. If you find yourself in any of these situations contact Abogado Guerrero at our Immokalee office in Florida (239) 682-8055.