Asylum Lawyers in Orange
Compassionate Representation for Asylum Seekers
U.S. immigration law grants asylum and refugee status to foreign nationals who have been persecuted or fear persecution in their home country. At US Legal Group, APC, we provide legal assistance for individuals seeking these protected statuses. Our firm has a strong track record of success in handling immigration cases of all kinds and has helped numerous people obtain asylum.
Protected Statuses under U.S. Immigration Law
Many individuals have come to the U.S. due to the threat of persecution in their home countries. Eligibility for asylum or refugee status is granted if someone can prove they are being persecuted because of their race, religion, nationality, social group, or political opinion.
Specific immigration statuses that apply to this situation include:
- Asylum, for individuals who have already entered the U.S.; asylum can be granted regardless of your current immigration status or how you entered the country
- Refugee status, for individuals who remain outside the U.S. but are afraid to return to their home country because of the threat of persecution
- Temporary protected status, for foreign nationals who have entered the U.S. due to unsafe or dangerous conditions in their home countries, such as natural disasters, political uprisings, or war
Those who wish to seek asylum must apply for it within one year of entering the United States and may continue to live here while the application is processed. In general, individuals seeking asylum are not permitted to work.
Refugees must be eligible and be referred by the U.S. Refugee Admissions Program. Admission as a refugee is decided on a case-by-case basis through interviews with immigration officials.
What is Considered Persecution?
Immigration law does not provide a specific definition of what is considered to be persecution. During the case, the applicant must prove that what they fear should be viewed as persecution. Under the Immigration and Nationality Act, the only type of harm that is specified involves the fear of being "forced to abort a pregnancy or to undergo involuntary sterilization, or... persecuted for failure or refusal to undergo such a procedure or for other resistance to a coercive population control program” (I.N.A. Section 101(a)(42).
Below are some examples of persecution:
- Economic Discrimination
- Harmful Threats
- Mental, Emotional, or Psychological Harm
- Physical Violence
- Unlawful Detention
- Violations of Human Rights (genocide or slavery)
US Legal Group, APC Is Here for You
Every asylum, refugee, and protected status case is different with its own set of unique circumstances. As such, it is in your best interests to seek the help of an Orange asylum attorney at our firm who can analyze your situation and provide appropriate guidance in seeking a favorable outcome.
Call us at (714) 266-3277.
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