Chicago and Dallas/Ft. Worth Asylum Lawyers
Asylum can be granted to individuals living in the United States who are unable or unwilling to return to their home country for fear of persecution because of race, religion, nationality, membership to a specific organization, political opinion, or sexual orientation. In the event you are awarded asylum, you will be able to live and work in the U.S. legally. Once granted asylum, you will be able to apply for permanent residency one year later.
The United States has always prided itself on freedom, including freedom of speech and freedom of religion. However, not all countries have the same belief system. If you were born in a country that wants to persecute you based on anything mentioned above, please contact Toro Law today. We believe everyone has the right to live and speak what they will. If you would like to learn more about seeking asylum from your home country in the United States, give our immigration lawyers a call today. We speak fluent Spanish and English and are dedicated to the wellbeing of every client who walks through our doors.
Filing for Asylum in the United States
By law, a specific number of legally qualified refugees can immigrate to the United States under the pretenses of asylum each year. This number is determined by the President and Congress and is subject to change every year. To qualify for asylum, you must be able to prove that you would be persecuted by your home country on the following grounds:
- Sexual orientation
- Political opinion
- Social group
You must also be able to establish that your persecution is being carried out by the government, or that the government is unwilling or unable to stop those threatening your persecution. For anyone seeking asylum in the United States, it is imperative that you act sooner than later. Immigration is a very sensitive subject in the United States right now, which means the rules pertaining to asylum could change at any time. Our immigration lawyers are here to answer any questions you may have and help you obtain asylum in the U.S.
The process of filing for asylum is a long and arduous one that begins with the submission of the application and any supporting documents to the USCIS office. Once your application has been received, you will need to make a biometrics appointment and schedule a date for your initial interview. One of the most important steps of this process is making sure you prepare for your interview and show up on time. The immigration lawyers at Toro Law can assist you on the interview process and what is expected of the applicant. Depending on your case, you may be referred to the Immigration Court by the asylum officer. Due to the complex nature of asylum cases, you are encouraged to retain the services of an experienced lawyer. We offer our services to those seeking asylum in Illinois and Texas and are prepared to answer any questions you may have today. Contact experienced Asylum attorney Moises Briseño and Associates at Toro Law immediately to schedule a consultation to discuss your case.