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It doesn’t matter whether you entered legally or illegally, you may still be protected if you qualify and apply for asylum. Asylum can protect you if you have a legitimate fear of prosecution in your home country. If you are able to demonstrate that you have a credible fear, you may be able to apply and ultimately be afforded this protection.

What are the benefits of hiring a lawyer to handle your asylum claim?

Handling an asylum claim alone can be done but it’s never advisable. It can lead to a difficult experience in the system, with judges, forms, and can impact your chance of success negatively.  You traveled thousands of miles to seek asylum and there is obviously a lot on the line, so hiring a competent attorney to help you with the process, is crucial!.

A good attorney will know how to handle all the paperwork, will explain things so that they are less confusing for you and most importantly, will answer all questions during the process.

Connecticut Asylum Frequently asked questions

Any alien who arrives in the United States may qualify for asylum if the alien is able to establish that he or she is a refugee who is being persecuted or more likely than not will be persecuted if she or he has to return to his or her country based on religion, race, nationality, political opinion or membership in a social group.  Eligibility largely depends on the overall circumstances of the case.

Green card eligibility requirements can include the following:

  • Have a qualifying immigrant petition filed and approved by USCIS
  • Have immediate family members, such as a spouse or parent, who are U.S. citizens
  • Have an employer who can prove your exceptional ability, and that there is a shortage of U.S. workers to fill the position that you are applying for
  • Have refugee or asylum approved status
  • Be admissible in the U.S.

Individuals have one (1) year from the Date of Arrival into the United States.

  • If the home country has become dangerous after the person left that country
  • If the person applying has suffered a serious illness, mental illness, or had ineffective attorneys/counsel.
  • Regardless of your circumstances, it is worth getting in touch with an experienced attorney to discuss your individual case

This is not a question any lawyer can answer because each case is unique. The process can vary according to many factors. It can take six months to several years! But don’t be discouraged, the sooner you start your process, the better!

You will be able to travel to your home country when your asylum is granted, and you have obtained citizenship. If you, do it before then, you might inadvertently put yourself at risk of being deported.