Applying for and gaining asylum in the U.S. allows government protections to those who are suffering, or who are in fear of undo hurt or persecution, in their country of origin.
This persecution must be carried out by a foreign government, government agency, or group that a foreign governmental body is unable or unwilling to control, meaning that the harm or potential harm cannot be ignored. This includes extortion, physical hurt, forceful and unnecessary medical procedures, discrimination, punishments out of proportion to perceived crimes, economic issues, and more.
If you are already in the U.S., whether you entered the country legally or illegally, you can apply for asylum status. With this, you can also gain work eligibility and can later apply for your green card.
You will need to prove that you are being persecuted, which can occur for a variety of issues. Commonly, these include being jailed or persecuted for your religion, being hurt or persecuted for the color of your skin, fear of death because of the national origin of your parents, persecution based on your sexual orientation, persecution from dictators, police, or other government officials.
Because circumstances behind your asylum case can be varied, it is very important that you seek representation from a knowledgeable Hudson County and Bergen County immigration lawyer. The Law Office of Antoney B. Azer, L.L.C. has the answers you need and can guide you through the process from start to finish.