In the United States of America, we are granted liberty, freedoms, and the pursuit of happiness. We are free to practice any religion we like, speak our minds in public and are guaranteed particular rights and freedoms by our Constitution. This is the country of the free, home of the brave, as the saying goes. So naturally, people want to come to the U.S. and partake in all that it has to offer. If you are a from a country where your freedoms and rights are being taken away from you or you are enduring physical and emotional traumas and abuse because of religion, sexual orientation, race or political opinion, you may wish to immigrate to the United States. Any person who is seeking refuge in the U.S. because of tyranny or trauma, may file for “asylum”.
Asylum grants refuge to those who are seeking freedoms from persecutors in their home country. If you are eligible for refuge, you may apply for asylum as soon as you set foot on American soil by filling out the Application for Asylum and Withholding of Removal Form I-589. This can be done no later than a year upon arrival in the U.S. People who are eligible to file include anyone who is unable or unwilling to return to their home country in fear of death or injury due to their race, religion, nationality, political opinion or any other basis of harassment and abuse. If you are considered a “refugee” in the United States, you will be granted asylum.
If you are a refugee looking to file for asylum an attorney can help gather the necessary paperwork and assist in submitting it. Depending on circumstances, such as visa waivers and if you are under removal proceedings, where you file can be different. Do not fear deportation to a country where you are not safe. The trustworthy and reputable attorneys at Pozo Goldstein, LLP can help you. We are a group of former immigration prosecutors, a former judge and Orlando Assistant State Attorneys who fully understand the immigration laws surrounding asylum seekers. Let us fight for your freedoms and rights and help you remain safe within the United States. Contact us today regarding any questions about your eligibility or where to file.