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Asylum Attorneys

Contact our Experienced Asylum Attorneys


Asylum is a form of protection granted to individuals who have been persecuted or fear they will be persecuted on account of their race, religion, nationality, membership in a particular social group, or political opinion. To apply for asylum affirmatively or defensively, file a Form I-589, Application for Asylum and for Withholding of Removal, within 1 year of your arrival to the United States.

There are three ways of obtaining asylum in the United States: The affirmative process; An Asylum Merits Interview after a positive credible fear determination; or The defensive process.

The affirmative process is for people who are not in removal proceedings. You must submit your application within one year of your last arrival in the United States unless you can show changed circumstances that materially affect your eligibility for asylum or extraordinary circumstances relating to the delay in filing.

The defensive process is for people who are already in removal proceedings. You may apply for asylum defensively at any time during your removal proceedings.

An Asylum Merits Interview after a positive credible fear determination is for people who are subject to expedited removal and found to have a credible fear of persecution or torture..

For more information on how to seek asylum in the U.S., including working in the U.S., helping family members seek asylum and filing for permanent residence (Green Card), please feel free to call us to schedule a free consultation. 602-989-5000

Here are some reasons why you should consider hiring our immigration attorneys for your asylum case.

  1. We are a national law firm that has handled thousands and thousands of asylum cases.

  2. You want an attorney who has experience in asylum cases and is up-to-date on the latest laws and regulations. We are constantly in immigration courts.

  3. You want an attorney who is located near you or your loved one so that you can easily meet with them in person. Our office is located in Minneapolis Minnesota.

  4. Accessible: You want an attorney who is responsive to your calls and emails and who keeps you informed about the progress of your case. We strive to be available to our clients and maintain constant vigilant communication.

  5. Excellent reputation and references: You want an attorney who has a track record of success in asylum cases and who can provide you with references from satisfied clients.

  6. Good judgement: You want an attorney who can assess the strengths and weaknesses of your case and provide you with honest advice about your chances of success.

  7. Creative solutions: You want an attorney who can think outside the box and come up with creative solutions to overcome obstacles in your case.

  8. Excellent communication and public speaking skills: You want an attorney who can communicate effectively with you, immigration officials, judges, and other parties involved in your case.

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