South Florida Political Asylum Lawyer
The United States is a land of freedom. As a nation, we embrace freedom from persecution or harm on the foundational traits that form one’s identity. The USA serves as a safe haven for individuals escaping from persecution in their home countries.
You might qualify for asylum if you have suffered persecution — or a credible fear of persecution — in your home country on the basis of your:
- Political opinion
- Membership in a social group (including gender)
Persecution includes not only extreme harm such as torture and imprisonment but also psychological harm, oppression and denial of basic human rights.
How Can I Pursue Asylum?
There are two ways to pursue political asylum. One way involves applying directly through the U.S. Asylum Office. The second way involves raising asylum as a defense in deportation proceedings.
In either case, you must demonstrate that you meet the criteria for asylum. Strong supporting documentation is critical for success. Depending on which type of asylum you pursue, you must also complete a convincing in-person interview or court hearing.
Don’t Risk Your Future | Put Your Asylum Case In Professional Hands
Asylum is a complex part of U.S. immigration law. In addition to detailed federal law and regulations, there is also a large body of court and agency precedents that establish nuanced legal standards. You should never attempt to handle a request for asylum — particularly an affirmative application — on your own, without professional guidance.
If you are unsuccessful in applying through the U.S. Asylum Office, and you do not have a legal immigration status in the United States, you could end up facing deportation. Don’t risk your future. Instead, seek professional guidance.
At the Law Offices of George Giosmas in South Florida, our lawyer handles political asylum at all stages. Whether you are considering applying, you are facing deportation or you want to pursue an appeal, asylum attorney George Giosmas can help you make the right decision. His 30-plus years of immigration experience give clients a strong leg up in pursuing immigration benefits.