Seeking Asylum in the U.S.?
Massachusetts Immigration Attorney
In some cases, foreign nationals have to flee their native land and travel
to the United States in order to remain safe. Under certain circumstances,
they may be granted asylum in the U.S. for a designated time. The asylum
law was established to ensure the safety of persecuted people from all
over the world.
Despite what some think, you are not barred from seeking asylum if you
have entered the U.S. illegally. Also, entering illegally will not keep
you from applying for a green card later on if you are granted asylum.
Asylum is offered for those foreign nations suffering persecution for any
of the following matters:
- Political/social beliefs
- Religious beliefs
- Sexual orientation
How does asylum work?
The burden of proof of persecution is placed on the refugee. With the help
of Malden immigration attorney,
Jamie Gorton, you can assemble your case and present it to the United States Citizen
and Immigration Service (USCIS) for approval of asylum. The process and
laws are complex, especially for someone who has made the journey to the
U.S. alone. With the help of our firm, we can show the USCIS how serious
your case is and demonstrate why you cannot be sent back to your country
If the USCIS officer denies your request for asylum, your other option
is immigration court, where you will present your case to a judge. If
you lose your case, the immigration judge will order you to be deported.
If your case is won, you will have the chance to become a lawful permanent resident.
If your country of origin has been designated for Temporary Protected Status
(TPS), although temporary, this will allow you to legally obtain employment
in the U.S. Under normal circumstances, asylum seekers are not allowed
to work in the U.S. immediately after submitting their application to
the USCIS unless they already have a valid work permit.
Let Our Firm Help Keep You In America
If you are looking to not be sent back to your home country, Attorney Jamie
Gorton can help you with the legal process of seeking asylum. He has assisted
individuals in avoiding deportation on numerous occasions, and he can
work to do the same for you and your family. We understand that this is
a difficult time for you, after having to flee from your home country.
Let us provide you with an initial case evaluation.
Call our immigration office today to schedule a consultation with our accomplished Massachusetts immigration lawyer!