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Advocates For Asylum Seekers

Asylum in the U.S. is a form of protection available to oppressed people from other countries who are already in the U.S. or at the border. Asylum may be possible for people from other countries who have suffered persecution or feared that they would suffer persecution due to race, religion, nationality,  political opinion or membership in an oppressed social group. Someone who is eligible for asylum may be permitted to stay in the U.S. while waiting for a decision on an asylum application.

The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) processes asylum applications. This agency also makes decisions to approve or reject applications. When the USCIS does not approve an application, the person may be able to appeal through an immigration court. For best results when applying or appealing a denial for asylum, work with an experienced immigration law attorney.

Skillful Advisors Ready To Stand By Your Side

Fuerza Immigration Lawyers in Oakland, California, has helped many people from abroad obtain legal status as asylees or refugees. We assist clients at any stage in the process:

  • Upon arrival at the border
  • Upon application
  • When appealing
  • When appearing before an immigration judge

After you are granted asylum, you are allowed to work. Then you may apply for lawful permanent resident (LPR) status after living in the U.S. for at least one year. The sooner we are on your side, the more effectively we can help you. However, do not hesitate to contact us even if you believe it is too late for us to help you. We pride ourselves on finding creative solutions for immigration problems.

A Few FAQs About Asylum In The US

We’re ready to evaluate your case and exchange questions and answers about your goals, such as:

  • On what basis do you believe you may qualify for asylum in the U.S.? We would like to know, so we can advise you on how to present a convincing case.
  • What should you know about changing laws and policies regarding immigration and asylum in the U.S.? Rest assured that we stay on the cutting edge of asylum laws and policies. When you contact us, we will be able to explain the latest developments as the U.S. government adjusts rules and processes for political reasons, economic reasons, international relations reasons and COVID-19-related reasons. We can help you cut through all the news and noise to the answers you and your family need.
  • Might you quality for government assistance (such as through Social Security Disability Income [SSDI] or Supplemental Security Income [SSI])? If so, is there any risk in accepting this kind of help? Will it hurt your chances for a green card or citizenship later on? Let us hear the details of your situation so we may advise you correctly based on the facts in your case and the latest laws and government policies.

Schedule a consultation in our Oakland law offices or anywhere in the U.S. or the world by calling 510-617-0404 or emailing us through this website. Request a meeting with a lawyer from our firm at the earliest opportunity.

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