Welcome to our asylum services, where we prioritize providing refuge and support for those seeking safety and protection. Our dedicated team of experienced immigration professionals understands the complexities of the asylum process and is committed to guiding you through each step with compassion and expertise. Whether you are escaping persecution, violence, or any form of danger, we are here to help you build a strong asylum case.

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What is Asylum?

Asylum is a form of protection for people who cannot return to their country because they fear persecution may seek asylum so that they may remain in the United States. The persecution may come from the government or a particular and identifiable group.

The fear of persecution must come from at least one of the following grounds:

  • Race
  • Religion
  • Nationality
  • Membership in a particular social group
  • Political opinion

 Asylum petitions must be filed within 1 year of arriving to the U.S.

Types of Asylum

  1. Affirmative asylum is the standard asylum sought by individuals who are not in any deportation or removal proceedings. The applicant must be present in the US and can apply for this right at any port of entry into the country.
    • This type of asylum is considered a proactive approach, since applicants make a claim before the deportation process begins;
    • As a general rule, applicants must file the appropriate form for asylum within one year of arrival in the US;
    • In case of not speaking English, the applicant must provide a qualified interpreter for the interview conducted for this immigration relief.
  2. When asylum seekers are already in deportation or removal proceedings from the US through immigration court, the process becomes one of defensive asylum.

The individuals petition the government to reverse the deportation decision and allow them to continue in the US as asylees. An immigration judge will make the decision, regardless of any prior decision by USCIS.

An asylum case can become a defensive case if one of the following occurs:

  • The individual first applied for affirmative asylum and said application was not approved. The individual was subsequently placed in removal proceedings;
  • The individual attempted to enter the United States without proper documents and a Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officer believes there is reason to believe the individual’s life or safety is in danger;
  • Immigration officials place the individual in removal proceedings for having committed an immigration violation. For example, unlawful presence;
  • The individual applies for asylum at the border

How Long Does It Take?

It takes more than one year.


  • Apply for a Social Security Card;
  • Apply for an Employment Authorization Document (EAD);
  • Request a permit to travel abroad;
  • Access to various government programs, including:

Refugee Medical Assistance (RMA),

Refugee Cash Assistance (RCA).

  • Request that certain relatives obtain refuge in America or asylum, regardless of whether they are abroad.

Client Reviews

Kinney Glass
Kinney Glass
June 10, 2022
I was discouraged by other firms who told me it wasn’t worth effort. After the first time speaking with Jordan El-Hag I decided to place my faith in him. He was patient and meticulous. Always keeping me up to date with the case. When curveballs would come my way the team would reassure me not to worry. I will recommend everyone I know to El Hag and Associates.
Justina Peets
Justina Peets
June 2, 2022
Jordan and his staff was so professional, and on top of my case, they updated me throughout the process the whole way through! If i ever need a lawyer again i will be calling Jordan without a second thought.
January 12, 2022
I was discouraged by other firms who told me it wasn’t worth the cost or effort. After talking with Jordan El-Hag I decided to place my faith in him. He was patient and meticulous. I’m very grateful for the work he has done.
George J
George J
December 3, 2021
Had the opportunity to work with Jordan recently on a very complex issue. Jordan was very patient as I shared a significant amount of information. After asking some clarifying questions Jordon was able to quickly offer a recommended solution. Highly recommend!
August 28, 2021
I had a pending Labor Case for a long time, Mr. Jordan with his great team of Profesionals managed to solve my case. The took care of everything achieving the benefit in my favor. Undoubtedly recommended.
Angelica Webber
Angelica Webber
August 18, 2021
El abogado Jordan es muy bueno en negociar. Recupera dinero de salarios y de horas extras sin incurrrir en tanto gasto judicial. Super recomendadisimo.
Jeffrey Medina
Jeffrey Medina
July 20, 2021
Very responsive and knowledgeable. Great guy who is willing to help no matter how big or small the issue or question.
Matthew Zekanovic
Matthew Zekanovic
July 17, 2021
Jordan and his team are the best at what they do. His professionalism is nothing but superior and made the whole process easy and stress free. There wasn't a single objective that he couldn't overcome. Jordan was nothing but honest, transparent, and easy to work with. Never at one point did I feel he wasn't trustworthy. He guided me in the right direction to achieve the best possible outcome, and succeeded. I wouldn't recommend anyone else but El-Hag & Associates!

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