How Do I Qualify for Asylum in El Paso?

There are many people who look for asylum in the United States that can benefit from help from immigration attorneys. The asylum process is a way to guarantee they will have protection from persecution they experience in their native country. By definition, it is a nation granting protection to a person who leaves their country of origin due to persecution. Qualifying for asylum is not as easy as some may think. People who are applying for asylum must fulfill certain qualifications in order to be considered. These include fear of persecution due to:

  • Race
  • Religion
  • Nationality
  • Membership to certain social or political groups
  • Gender/Sexual Orientation (depending on country of origin)

You MUST present yourself at a U.S. port of entry or be physically in the United States in order to apply for asylum. However, in cases where you are in danger of deportation, applying for asylum may grant you a reprieve. However, be aware that you cannot apply for permission to work in the U.S. at the same time you apply for asylum. According to the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services standards, you can apply for work permission 150 days after you file your complete asylum application and no decision has been made regarding your application.

At The Law Offices of Rios & Parada, P.L.L.C., our immigration attorneys are familiar with the legal process of applying for asylum. We are ready to listen to your situation so you can get the help you deserve.

How Our Immigration Attorneys Can Help

It is important to hire a knowledgeable immigration attorney to help you with this application process. There are many ways for a person who isn’t familiar with the process to make a costly mistake. These mistake can cause your application to be null and void. Our immigration attorneys will help you keep your application in order and avoid any inconsistencies that can abruptly end your asylum claim. Immigration courts are notoriously thorough when it comes to reviewing asylum claims, so we work hard to prepare every aspect of your case for inspection.

In cases of asylum, every person has a unique situation. Our lawyers will sit down with you in order to discuss every aspect of your circumstances. You may include your family in your initial asylum claim, but only if they are present in the U.S. as well. If you or a loved one needs to apply for asylum, contact our offices today.