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Immigration Law - ASYLUM
Find below the links to all of the area of Immigration Law that Attorney Reid offers...
 
ASYLUM VAWA
B Visas Citizenship and Naturalization
H Visas Deportation and Removal
L Visas Family
R Visas Employment
U Visas Non-Immigrant Visas
 
 

Asylum/Withholding of Removal/ CAT

Asylum is a form of protection granted to individuals who fear persecution or for their safety or have been persecuted or have a well-founded fear that they will be persecuted by the government of their home country, or a group that the government cannot control because of the individuals political opinion, nationality, religious belief, race, or membership with a social. As a general rule, affirmation request for Asylum can be sought prior to your arrival or within one your arrival into the United States. Asylum can be requested with the Department of State (DOS), Citizenship and Immigration Services (CIS) or the Immigration Court (IC). A grant of asylum will allow the foreign national to apply for Permanent Resident status after one year of Asylee status. Applicant’s granted asylum can also file to have their immediate relatives, spouse and children under age 21, immigrate to the United States as permanent resident as well.

Individuals who meet this definition and who have been in the United States for more than one year may still be granted asylum if there are changed circumstances in the country from which they seek asylum, or if exceptional circumstances prevented them from filing within one year.

Asylum-seekers may apply for asylum in the United States regardless of their countries of origin and regardless of their current immigration status. There are no quotas on the number of individuals who may be granted asylum each year. Individuals who are not eligible for asylum may still qualify for withholding of removal if they establish that it is more likely than not that they will be persecuted on account of their race, religion, nationality, membership in a particular social group, or political opinion upon returning to their home country. Individuals who are not eligible for asylum or withholding of removal may also still qualify for protection under the Convention Against Torture (CAT) Act, if they can establish that they have a well-founded fear that they will be persecuted by the government of their home country, or a group that the government cannot control because of the individuals political opinion, nationality, religious belief, race, or membership with a social.

Attorney Reid represents individuals applying for asylum affirmatively with U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services or as a defense to removal for individuals in removal proceedings, as well as in appeals to the Board of Immigration Appeals and to the U.S. Court of Appeals.

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