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How Asylum In The USA Works

Asylum is given as protection to people from different countries especially to political refugees. In addition, asylum is granted to people who have been persecuted in their country and are constantly afraid of returning. Under U.S. immigration law, a person given asylum can legally remain in the country without fear of deportation. They qualify to work, travel abroad, and apply for their spouse or children under the age of 21 to join them.

You must be physically present in the United States to obtain asylum through the affirmative asylum process. You may apply for asylum regardless of your arrival in the United States or your current immigration status. However, you must apply for asylum within one year of the date of your last arrival in the United States.

When you come to Castel & Hall, LLP., we will handle all of your paperwork, accompany you to court and make sure you can stay in this country. We will fight for your right not to live in fear of deportation and returning to where you were once persecuted. We will fight for your rights.