Understanding Asylum And When To Use It

Candidates for asylum include people who are in danger in their home countries and meet the definition of a refugee. They may face persecution on the basis of race, religion, nationality, membership in a particular social group or political opinion. There may be a civil war that prevents an individual from staying in his or her home country — or prevents the person from returning there, if he or she is already in the U.S. as a visitor. In the case of a war or natural disaster, temporary protected status may be an option.

Asylum may be granted when applicants seek entry into the United States at a land border or port of entry— or after arrival, when the person applies within one year. You may apply for permanent residency one year after you have been granted asylum.

In other cases, asylum may be granted after an individual has a deportation proceeding started against him or her. Asylum may serve as a form of deportation defense in such cases. Godoy Law Office, is a Chicago-based immigration law firm with a strong focus on deportation defense.

Our attorneys are available to evaluate your case and determine whether you are eligible for asylum. We can help you document your eligibility and demonstrate that you meet all criteria. We can advise you on how to apply for permission to work, and how to apply for permanent residency after one year of residence in the U.S.

Contact Us About Immigration Defense — Asylum Attorney In Chicago

What will be your most effective immigration defense? Application for asylum? We can evaluate your case and offer knowledgeable direction and guidance. Call us at 312-445-0591 or 800-264-2752 toll free, or contact us online to schedule a consultation. Se habla español. Our lawyers speak Spanish. Hablamos su idioma.