Asylum Attorneys in Southfield
How to Obtain Asylum in the United States
The U.S. offers asylum to refugees who face persecution in their home countries on the basis of race, religion, political opinion, or membership in a certain social group. However, the process of obtaining asylum in the United States can be incredibly difficult, particularly in today’s political climate. At Brown Immigration Law, we believe in helping individuals find freedom from persecution through asylum. We understand the applicable immigration laws and how the process works. Our Southfield asylum attorneys are prepared to tirelessly advocate for you and your family every step of the way.
If you or your family member is seeking asylum or refugee status in the United States, we can help. Call (888) 861-4414 to schedule an appointment for a consultation today.
Who Is Eligible for Asylum in the U.S.?
In order to be eligible for asylum or refugee status in the United States, you must show that remaining in or returning to your home country puts you at an immediate risk of persecution.
You may be eligible to receive refugee status if you have been persecuted or fear that you will be persecuted in your home country due to your:
- Political opinion
- Connection to a certain social group
In many cases, individuals facing persecution in their home countries do not have time to seek asylum prior to entering the United States. If you are found to be residing unlawfully in the U.S., you will likely face deportation. However, you may be able to stop removal proceedings by applying for a withholding of removal if you fear that returning to your home country will put you at serious and immediate risk. In such cases, it is important that you act quickly to stop deportation and retain the right to refugee status.
How to Apply for Refugee Status
If you need to apply for asylum in the U.S., you will need to complete the Application for Asylum and for Withholding of Removal Form I-589 no later than one year of entering the U.S. Furthermore, you are allowed to include your spouse and any unmarried child under the age of 21 on your application, either at the time of initial filing or at any time while you are awaiting a final decision on your case. It is free to file the Form I-589.
Our asylum lawyers in Southfield can assist you with obtaining refugee status, regardless of where you are located. At Brown Immigration Law, we have helped refugees throughout the United States, as well as around the globe. We understand what is at stake, which is why we work quickly and efficiently to find creative solutions aimed at securing refugee status for yourself and your family members. We have 70 years of experience in handling all types of complex immigration cases, and we strive to provide each and every one of our clients with the attentive and responsive legal services they deserve.