Asylum Lawyer New Jersey
Leaving one’s place of orign for the United States to escape persecution is a proud part of this country’s history. In fact, our nation’s foundation was laid by individuals who fled persecution, and searched for a better life. Appropriately, our government offers immigration benefits designed to accommodate persons fleeing persecution who hope to find safety in the United States. People who’ve been persecuted or who are reasonably fearing persecution on the basis of race, religion, gender, political beliefs, or membership in a particular social group can find protection and relief here via an Asylum application. However, the Asylum process can be difficult and intricate. The complexities of immigration law can prove to be a significant obstacle for those who need this country’s help and accommodation. Individuals seeking asylum should immediately retain counsel in order to help them get the relief they deserve.
When Should I Apply for Asylum?
It is imperative that an applicant files for Asylum within their first year of arriving in the United States. Unfortunately, the Government has made this a hard deadline, and few exceptions are made. Such exceptions include unforeseen events such as serious illness, certain unavoidable and/or urgent scenarios, and recent changes in the applicant’s home country’s political climate. If this deadline is approaching, or has already passed, please contact The Law Offices of Greg Prosmushkin, P.C. immediately. If we act quickly, we may be able to help the applicant preserve his or her ability to file for asylum. An application for asylum may include the applicant’s spouse, as well as any of the applicant’s unmarried children under the age of 21 who also currently live in the United States. Once an Asylum application is filed, your removal is unlikely for the applicant and those included until the application has been fully resolved.
Unfortunately, there are circumstances where asylum will not be granted. If an applicant does not qualify, but has a fear of being tortured upon return to his/her home country, the applicant may apply for the United Nations Convention Against Torture (CAT) to stay in the United States. Although this process is a more difficult than applying for asylum, it can be successful with the assistance of Immigration Counsel.
New Jersey Asylum Lawyer
The Law Offices of Greg Prosmushkin, P.C. will work tirelessly to help an applicant through the Asylum application process. Furthermore, we will assist an applicant seeking the appropriate employment authorization documentation while waiting. Once Asylum has been granted, the applicant can work legally, without fear of immigration consequences. The Law Offices of Greg Prosmushkin, P.C. can also help with Green Card Applications – which you may become available one year after being granted asylum. The importance of a green card cannot be overstated. A green card will make an applicant a permanent resident, and offer certain protections United States law. Relying on asylum alone can be problematic, as it is possible that the applicant will be removed once conditions in the home country improve. We look forward to assisting you with all your Immigration needs. Call The Law Offices of Greg Prosmushkin, P.C. today for a free consultation.
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