People may seek asylum in the United States for a variety of reasons. Whether it’s fleeing their homeland due to a violent war or because of religious or political persecution, issues based on individuals coming to the U.S. after fleeing their country can be complicated and involve both international and domestic laws.
If you believe that returning to your home country is no longer considered a safe option, Kanu & Associates, P.C. is ready to pursue asylum and temporary protected status in the U.S. With more than 15 years of experience, our Phoenix immigration lawyer has helped countless of clients reach their immigration goals, and we are confident that he can do the same for you.
The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) defines a refugee as, “A person outside of his/her country of nationality and not within the United States or at the borders of the U.S., who is unable or unwilling to return to that country due to persecution or ‘a well-founded fear of persecution on account of race, religion, nationality, political affiliation.”
First, you must file Form I-589 (Application for Asylum and Withholding of Removal) within one year of arriving in the U.S. You will then go through a background security check and have your fingerprints recorded. Then the last step is an interview with a USCIS officer. In addition, those who seek asylum in the U.S. can apply for permanent resident status after one year.
We are committed to helping you navigate through the potential complexities of your case. Do not hesitate to let the Immigrants’ Lawyer protect your human right and your freedom immediately.
Contact us and request a free consultation today.