Asylum Attorney in San Jose Helping Asylum Seekers Find Safety and Peace in the United States
People from other countries seek refuge in the United States when they want to rebuild their lives, get a better job or education, or find peace and safety away from persecution and violence. The latter is one of the most common reasons for immigration, with ongoing wars, drought conditions, escalating tensions over religious beliefs, issues regarding sexual orientation, and much more causing strife overseas.
Many have been forced to escape from the following countries because of political unrest, economic hardship, and violence: Syria, Venezuela, Afghanistan, and South Sudan, according to World Vision. However, anyone in a dangerous country might come to the United States for refuge, relief, and a better life.
Asylum is a barrier between refugees, whether men, women, or children, and severe harm and danger. Our law firm is here to help refugees successfully navigate the asylum process to get needed protection from deportation.
If you have experienced violence, assault, or any other harmful act in your home country, schedule case evaluation with Sadri Law, PC. Call: 408-402-4967.
What is Asylum?
Asylum affords refugees and families protection from deportation back to a dangerous place. To be granted asylum, there must be a well-founded fear of danger related to race, religious beliefs, nationality, political opinions, or membership in a social or ethnic group.
There are two types of asylum: affirmative asylum and defensive asylum. Affirmative asylum is meant for any person not currently in removal proceedings who wants to apply for proactive asylum through the U.S. government. Defensive asylum occurs when a person requests a defense against removal from the United States.
Our asylum attorney helps asylum seekers determine their eligibility for asylum protection in the United States and helps them complete an asylum petition. Once granted, asylum status allows a person and family to get work authorization in the United States, become a “green card” holder, and file for U.S. citizenship.
Who is Eligible for Asylum?
Victims who have proof of targeted mistreatment are likely eligible for asylum. Harmful acts and persecution, such as harassment and verbal and violent acts, are reason enough for protection. Examples of persecution include:
- Physical violence, including aggravated assault, rape or sexual abuse, genital mutilation, forced abortion, and more
- Torture, whether physical or mental
- Verbal threats of harm that caused emotional or mental damage
- Human rights violations, such as genocide
- Unlawful detention
- Infliction of mental, emotional, or psychological harm via intimidation or discrimination
- Economic discrimination
- Discrimination such as harassment, restrictions to education, or denial of a passport
If a person’s government won’t protect them from these acts or the groups that perform them, this is considered persecution.
How is an Asylum Interview Conducted?
An asylum interview happens after an asylum petition is filed. Our attorney can help prepare a detailed Form I-589 and submit it to the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services on your behalf. Within 21 days after completion, you will receive a Notice to Appear for an interview with an asylum officer (AO).
The asylum officer will ask questions regarding your identity, the information provided via the application, and any possible obstacles to eligibility. This process is designed to ensure you are a legitimate candidate for asylum. Family members such as children or a spouse should attend the meeting if they are part of the asylum petition, along with an interpreter if English is a second language.
Our attorney can accompany you on your asylum interview to help answer questions and ensure a smooth legal process.
How Can an Asylum Lawyer Help Me?
Many people in danger need protection right now. According to the U.S. Department of State, there are nearly 550,000 pending asylum cases. Not every person is eligible for asylum, and a person or family will not automatically receive asylum status from the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS).
Our immigration lawyer in San Jose must physically present evidence on your behalf and go through the asylum process. It only takes a minor mistake like an inaccurate foreign address or an omission of information to get a denial.
Time is of the essence when it comes to your asylum case, and you can contact our immigration law office today for a consultation. Immigrants searching for a better life in the United States will benefit from our immigration services and consultation. We will:
- Gather evidence and information about your circumstances
- File an asylum petition on your behalf
- Protect your rights and represent you in your USCIS interview
- Manage your case through to fruition
Get help with your affirmative or defensive asylum case and call our law firm so we can take immediate action on your behalf: 408-402-4967.