Seeking Asylum in New York City

Seeking Asylum in New York City

Oct 23, 2023

The Shapiro Law Firm are experienced immigration law specialists offer advice to those seeking asylum in New York City.

Refuge Through the Asylum Process:

If you find yourself facing various forms of persecution in your country of origin, the United States offers a potential haven for asylum and refuge.

Here at Shapiro Law Firm, we understand the importance of this critical step in your life, and we're here to guide you through the process.

One of the common questions we receive from asylum seekers, like you, pertains to what it takes to be granted asylum.

To address this concern, we turn to our esteemed expert immigration law team who specialize in asylum cases here in the City of New York.

Past or Future Fear of Persecution:

To qualify for asylum in the United States, you must establish a history of past persecution, or a well-founded fear of future persecution based on any of the following grounds:

  1. Race
  2. Ethnicity
  3. Religious beliefs
  4. Political stance or opinion
  5. Affiliation with a particular social group

I-589, Application for Asylum and for Withholding of Removal:

Once you have met with your legal team you must submit your application, you will have an interview with a local asylum office within six weeks of filing.

During this interview, you will be required to provide a detailed account of the persecution you have endured and your apprehensions about potential persecution if you were to return to your home country.

Two weeks following the interview, you will receive a decision, either recommending asylum or not. If you are in the United States on a visa and your application is denied, you may have an opportunity to submit additional evidence substantiating your need for asylum. However, if you are not in valid immigration status, a denial may result in your placement in removal proceedings.

If you have more questions or require further assistance with your asylum application in the United States, we encourage you to reach out to our Immigration Law Firm office located here in Manhattan.

Our dedicated team is here to provide you with the support and guidance you need to navigate this important process.

Please contact us to schedule a consultation. Your safety and well-being are our top priorities. (212) 444-8064

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