The United States serves as a place of refuge for thousands of people across the world. When unrest is happening in an individual’s home country, they may want to seek asylum in the United States. People who fear that they may suffer persecution because of their race, religion, political opinion, membership in a social group or nationality often wish to seek asylum. Detzky, Hunter & DeFillippo, LLC has decades of experience helping clients obtain the protection they need. If you have questions about your eligibility for asylum in the United States, it is important to discuss your situation with a knowledgeable immigration law attorney that can guide you through the process. Contact Detzky, Hunter & DeFillippo, LLC to discuss your situation today.
When an individual is concerned that they may be persecuted in their home country due to certain factors, they may wish to seek asylum in the United States. Individuals who are not citizens of the United States but are physically present in the country may apply for asylum. Eventually, asylees may be able to become lawful permanent residents and obtain a Green Card. The applicant will schedule an interview with an Asylum Officer within 43 days after filing. The Officer will evaluate whether the applicant meets the definition of a refugee and ensures that they have not been barred from asylum due to criminal history. Interpreters will not be provided for asylum interviews so it is important that the individual brings their own. The applicant may also bring their immigration attorney to the interview.
Asylum for Family Members
One of the issues that commonly arises is that an applicant wants to bring their spouse and children to the United States with them when they seek asylum. If this is the case, the applicant must include their spouse and children on their application at the time of filing or up until the final decision is made on the applicant’s case. It is important to note that any children included in the application must be under the age of 21 and unmarried. Any dependents that are included on an application should also attend the applicant’s asylum interview.
Contact an experienced immigration attorney
Detzky, Hunter & DeFillippo, LLC understands how crucial it is for many people to seek asylum in the United States. With so much unrest going on in the world, seeking asylum is often the best and only option to ensure safety. Our firm is here to guide clients through this process to ensure that they receive the protection they need and that their families find protection as well. If you are in the United States as a refugee but do not yet have asylum status, it is important to speak with an experienced immigration attorney. Contact Detzky, Hunter & DeFillippo, LLC to discuss your situation.