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        Buffalo, NY Asylum Lawyer

        Are you seeking asylum in the US from your home country? Our Buffalo, NY asylum lawyer wants to help you with this process. Please don’t hesitate to reach out. We handle everything related to your case so you do not have to worry. Call us to set up a consultation today.

        Am I Able to Get Asylum?

        If you are wondering whether or not you should try to get asylum, you should know that asylum is for those who are in the US but are afraid to return to their native country because they will have to face persecution. The United States government considers that well-founded fear. If you are going to be faced with persecution if you go back to your home country, then you might be able to seek asylum. Furthermore, if you are afraid of returning to your home country because of your political ideologies, involvement in a group, religion, nationality, or race those are considered legitimate reasons to try to seek asylum, too. Our Buffalo, NY asylum lawyers can help you understand the process of seeking asylum in the United States.

        Examples of Cases

        Our Buffalo, NY asylum lawyer is well-versed in immigration law, especially with these types of cases. Here are some examples of cases that we handle:

        • If someone were afraid to go back to their home country because they were persecuted in the past and wanted to seek asylum because of their involvement in politics and being a human rights advocate, we can help them based on their being persecuted for individual ideologies and opinions.
        • If someone were living in a country where being gay meant being threatened with violence regularly and they went to the United States based on their past persecution as a member of the LGBTQ community, they can seek asylum here in this country.
        • Someone who decided to convert to a different religion but was faced with serious mistreatment in their home country and came to the United States to avoid that type of persecution would be able to try to seek asylum based on religious persecution.

        These are just a few of the different types of persecution from which individuals seek asylum. Anyone who is being threatened with violence and mistreatment back at home because of things that are mostly out of their control can seek asylum. Our Buffalo, NY asylum lawyer wants to help guide you through your case process every step of the way.

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        Asylum Application Process

        If you’ve never had to go through removal proceedings and you’ve never been arrested and detained by United States immigration, it can benefit your case with the USCIS. Basically, this means that you are not filing for asylum as a way to counter any other proceedings that are going on against you. This is going to be your first move, if you’ve never been detained. Otherwise, it is known as a defensive application.

        The form for asylum is I-589. The form is long, and it requires you to go into great detail about your life. In order for you to get this form right it’s so important that you work with our Buffalo, NY asylum lawyer. We don’t want you to have to go through this alone and risk getting it wrong. Let us help you make sure that this is going to be successful.

        Asylum Office Interview

        Once you filed for asylum, you’re going to receive something from the USCIS that basically confirms that they got your application. It’s important to keep this receipt. You might have to go and make an appointment so they can take your fingerprints after this. Make sure you follow the instructions to a T. We can help you and make sure you’re doing this correctly. Sometimes, these interviews with the asylum office can happen quickly, as they are taking most recent applications and getting them turned around first.

        During your interview, you get to tell the officer all of the reasons why you want to seek asylum in this country. When you have a Buffalo, NY asylum lawyer who has handled many of these types of cases, they can tell you how to prepare for this and guide you through preparation. The officers are also going to want some evidence of why you are seeking asylum.

        Not only is having a lawyer with you during this time going to be very helpful, but they can make something of a closing argument for you during your interview.

        Something to note about your interview is that you are not going to be provided with an interpreter and you will be responsible for making sure you have someone in the room to translate.

        After the Interview

        The likeliest scenario after you do your asylum interview is that you are going to be receiving a letter that instructs you to return to the asylum office to get the decision from the officers. From here, the case is either going to be referred to immigration court or you are going to be granted asylum. If it is the latter, then you were going to be given all of the information that comes with being an asylee by your Buffalo, NY asylum lawyer.

        If you have to be referred to immigration court that means that you have not been granted asylum quite yet, but you do get to try again to show your case. A lot of cases are sent to immigration court and we are prepared to help you through it.

        Winning Asylum

        Immediately after you are granted asylum, you can begin the application process for any family members who would also like to seek asylum. The form that you need to be worried about is called I-730. Unfortunately, there are limits on this application process. The timeline is legally bound; there are also limits to which type of family member you can sponsor when seeking asylum. Generally speaking, you have two years from when you were granted asylum to file this form, but a lot of people absolutely need to file their case sooner. Our Buffalo, NY asylum lawyer can look over your forms to make sure that everything is filed properly.

        It is also important to note that when you file for asylum as an individual it needs to be done within a year of your last entry into this country. It’s up to you to be able to prove that to be true. Your application process will ask for evidence. There are some exceptions but, generally speaking, you need to abide by this one year limit. Our Buffalo, NY asylum lawyer will help you determine if you have an extreme circumstance.

        Can I Get a Work Permit?

        If this is your first time applying for asylum and it is granted to you, then you absolutely can apply for a work permit in the United States. If you’ve been denied asylum before, then you cannot apply for a work permit in the United States. You can try to get a work permit 150 days after the USCIS received your application for asylum. For you to actually be granted the work permit, you have to wait 180 days.

        If there are issues in the application process such as you arriving at your interview at the asylum office without your interpreter, then the days counted will be stopped. When you are working with a Buffalo, NY asylum lawyer who knows what they are doing you are going to avoid this type of event that would prevent you from getting a work permit. We understand how urgent this matter is and we don’t make mistakes that prevent you from being able to provide for yourself.

        Can I Get a Green Card?

        You absolutely can try to get a green card after you have been granted asylum. The timeline is one year past being granted asylum either by an immigration judge or the asylum office. After a year you will be eligible for permanent residency which is the same thing as getting your green card. Our Buffalo, NY asylum lawyer can help you work through your green card application process. The applications for green cards can be tricky to accomplish and even the smallest of errors could mean that your case is denied. Once you do go through the green card process and you want to become a US citizen, you absolutely can.

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