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:
- 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
- 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.
- 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.
Why clients prefer El-Hag Law
Millions in unpaid wages on behalf of individual clients
Although we have litigated class action lawsuits, nothing makes us happier than handing an individual a check for tens of thousands of dollars. It’s a life-changing experience for most of our clients. That is why we focus on helping the most underserved people and take on the most challenging to win cases. We know how to win these cases and are not afraid to fight on our clients' behalf.
Experience representing employees on an individual or class action basis
Did you know that you could end up receiving less as being part of a class-action lawsuit instead of litigating your case individually? We have handled numerous cases where there are multiple clients, and we know when it would benefit our clients to be part of a class action or not. Generally, class actions benefit the lawyers more than the clients, and we will never put our interest before yours. We always keep our current clients' interests at the forefront of our decisions. Because we have experience handling class action lawsuits and individual lawsuits, we can help you make the right decision for your case.
Will take your case to trial if necessary
The truth is that most lawsuits settle. Many attorneys have no experience going to trial. However, we will. And because we will bring it to trial, we can get better settlements for our clients because other firms know we will go the distance.
Your case is handled by the same person from start to finish
How would you like it if the person who handles your trial is not the person who had all the experience of putting your case together from the beginning? Some law firms will have different people working on different parts of the case to make the firm more efficient. However, in the process, things can fall through the cracks. Not with us. One person handles your case from start to finish, so the representative is personally familiar with all people and facts.
There is an art to winning a lawsuit. How can a person know how a witness will behave at trial if they had no interaction with the witness before the trial date? It's impossible to be effective. These are the kinds of things most people do not know to ask when they are evaluating lawyers. But because we need to win your case to get paid, we make sure that your case does not fall through the cracks.
We care about you and your case
We don't nickel and dime clients for 1-minute phone calls. We put in the time to build relationships and educate our clients. We know this is a scary process for most people. Every client who has walked through our door has never been in a lawsuit before. We want to make sure you are comfortable and educated on what is going on with your case. We provide you with the right information to make educated decisions about your case. It takes time to build strong relationships, and we are happy to put in the time for you.
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