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Asylum Lawyers in Las Vegas, NV

What is Asylum?

If you’ve been residing unlawfully in the United States and fear return to your home country due to credible threats of persecution, you may be eligible to seek a form of immigration protection called “asylum.”  The process for seeking asylum is not easy and is in fact intensive.  It is estimated that only 28% of applications for asylum are granted.  For this reason, having the right lawyer in your corner matters a lot.     

How To Seek Asylum In The United States

If you’re seeking asylum in the United States, the government will require that you produce credible proof of threat in your home country.  If you can’t, and your application is denied, you’ll likely face deportation back to your home country.

Eligibility Requirements

To apply, you must submit an Application for Asylum and for Withholding of Removal, Form I-589. This application may also include your current spouse and children who are with you at the time you file the application or when a favorable decision has been made.

In order to be eligible to apply for asylum, the following must be true:

  • You’re physically residing in the U.S.
  • You have proof of credible fear of persecution based upon your race, religion, nationality, membership in a particular social group or political opinion
  • You have not been residing unlawfully in the U.S. for more than a year (however, certain accommodations may apply)

The Advantages

When your application is granted, you’ll receive immigration protection.

The advantages for asylum seekers may include:

  • Family unification (inclusion of spouse and children)
  • Permission to lawfully reside in the United States
  • Eligibility to apply for lawful permanent residency (green card) after a year of being granted asylum
  • The ability to immediately apply for employment authorization

The Process For Seeking Asylum in the U.S.

The process is quite complicated and intense, therefore, you must seek help from an experienced immigration attorney or asylum lawyer before beginning the process for asylum.

There are two ways to seek asylum.  They’re characterized as affirmative and defensive asylum.

Affirmative Asylum

Affirmative asylum is the process you take to apply for asylum when you’re not in any type of removal proceedings.

Requirements include:

  • Being physically present in the U.S. at the time the application is made
  • Not having been physically present in the U.S. for more than a year (unless extreme circumstance has been proven)
  • Filing Form I-589 Application
  • Not been placed in removal proceedings

If accepted, you’ll be granted status to reside in the U.S. without the fear of being deported.

Defensive Measure

You can apply for defensive asylum when you file a petition for asylum as a defense measure while in a U.S. removal proceedings pending in immigration court.

To qualify, you may have been:

  • Placed in removal proceedings by an asylum officer
  • Placed in removal proceedings for immigration violations
  • Attempted to enter the U.S. without immigration documents but were found to have a credible threat of danger if returned to your country of origin

You’ll have to appear before an immigration judge for a hearing.  At that time, a decision about whether your petition should be granted will be made. Don’t gamble with your immigration lawyer, we have the right asylum lawyer in Las Vegas, NV to assist you.  


The Right Immigration Lawyer

If you think you may be eligible to apply for asylum either affirmatively or defensively, you’ll definitely want to consult with an experienced immigration attorney.  Winning asylum is not easy.  It requires putting together evidence that make a credible case for showing harm if you’re returned to your home country.  Having an attorney on your side that understands asylum law and how to present a strong case is invaluable.

Don’t gamble with your lawyer.  The Vegas Lawyers care for your safety and immigration protection.  We want to ensure you receive passionate and fair representation in your asylum application.

Apply for asylum status with the help of The Vegas Lawyers. Contact us today to get started!  Or call us direct at (702) 707-7000. 

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