People who have fled persecution in their home countries to reach Florida and elsewhere in the United States may be able to seek asylum. You may be granted asylum and be allowed to live and work in this country if you came to the U.S. because you were being persecuted on the basis of religion, race, political opinion, nationality or membership in a social group.
There are two ways that you may seek asylum. You can apply for asylum through the U.S. Asylum Office or raise asylum as a defense to deportation and removal proceedings. In order to prevail on your asylum request, it is important that you have strong documentation demonstrating your reasons for asking for it.
People who are granted asylum may be able to secure green cards and to become permanent U.S. residents. After remaining for the residence period, they may also become naturalized U.S. citizens. If you want to seek asylum, you should understand that the asylum laws in the U.S. are very complex. If your request is turned down by the U.S. Asylum Office and you are already in the U.S., you can be deported.
At the Law Offices of George Giasmos, our legal team assists people with their requests for asylum through the U.S. Asylum Office, and we also raise asylum requests as defenses to our clients' deportation and removal proceedings. We understand the importance of having thorough documentation clearly demonstrating that our clients have been persecuted and would be in danger if they were returned to their countries. If you believe that you may be eligible for asylum and would like to learn more about your claim, you may want to review the information that we have compiled on our political asylum page.