New York Asylum Lawyer
If you are suffering from various kinds of persecution in your country of origin, then you may be able to seek asylum and refuge in the United States. In order to request this, you must claim asylum at any port of entry into the United States, and you must be able to show reasonable proof of the persecution that you are experiencing in your country of origin. In order to be granted asylum into this nation, you must be able to prove past persecution, or well-founded fear of future persecution based on any of the following grounds:
• Religious beliefs
• Political stance or opinion
• Affiliation with a particular social group
After sending in your application, you will meet with a local asylum office within six weeks of filing. At this interview you will be required to describe the persecution that you have suffered, and the fears you have of persecution if you are required to return to your country. Two weeks after the interview, you will pick up the decision, which will either recommend asylum or not. If you are here on a visa, and your application is denied, then you may have the opportunity to submit additional evidence as to why you need asylum. If you are not in valid status, then you will be placed in removal proceedings if your application is denied.