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Stamford, CT Refugee Attorney

Westchester New York Asylum and Refugees Lawyer

Attorney Assisting Clients Seeking Asylum in the U.S.

Foreign nationals who are physically present in the U.S. and fear persecution if they return to their home country may be eligible to apply for asylum. Refugees should file an application within one year of arriving in the United States. If the petition is approved, the applicant is allowed to remain in the U.S. and later file for an adjustment of status. Seeking asylum is a lengthy and complicated process, however, and many applications are denied by the USCIS. For this reason, it is important to work with a seasoned immigration attorney to help you successfully navigate the process.

At Gonzalez Law Office, LLC, we have over 15 years of experience helping obtain asylum for refugees who are resettling in Fairfield County, CT, Westchester County, NY, and the surrounding communities. Attorney Hector Gonzalez has in-depth knowledge of the asylum process, and he has represented numerous clients before the USCIS. Attorney Gonzalez understands the frustration refugees go through trying to obtain legal status in the U.S., and he puts his experience to work to provide the skilled and personalized representation his clients deserve.

Who May Seek Asylum in the United States?

Refugees who want to apply for asylum must be physically present in the U.S., and in most cases, they must file the petition within one year of their date of entry. Asylum is offered to foreign nationals who are being persecuted or who are in fear of being persecuted based on:

  • Race
  • Nationality
  • Religion
  • Political affiliation or belief
  • Membership in a particular group
  • Threat of physical harm
  • Other types of discrimination, harassment, or human rights violations

Asylum is granted based on the specific circumstances of each applicant. During the hearing, the USCIS officer asks several questions regarding how the applicant has been persecuted or oppressed. To increase your chances of approval, it is important to provide as much supporting documentation as possible to validate your claim.

Applicants who are granted asylum may file a petition to bring their spouse and any unmarried children under the age of 21 to the United States. In most cases, this petition must be filed within two years of being granted asylum. Applicants who have had asylum for one year may apply for legal permanent resident (LPR) status and obtain a green card. This allows them to live and work in the United States indefinitely.

Speak With a Compassionate Westchester County, NY Asylum and Refugee Lawyer

Asylum provides special protection for refugees and other foreign nationals facing persecution in their home country. The process can be confusing and frustrating, however, and it is essential to be fully prepared for the USCIS hearing. At Gonzalez Law Office, LLC, we understand what is at stake for asylum seekers. Attorney Hector Gonzalez works closely with applicants to thoroughly assess their case, advise them of their rights and options, and ensure they are ready for a successful hearing.

For a consultation with Attorney Gonzalez, contact us today at 203-323-1440. We serve clients in Stamford, Fairfield County, Greenwich, Darien, New Canaan, Norwalk, Bridgeport, Waterbury, Hartford, and surrounding Connecticut communities, as well as communities throughout Westchester County, NY. Se Habla Español.

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