The United States of America has also proved to be a haven for refugees and asylum seekers. In addition, in 2020, the U.S. also provided special protection to 31,429 individuals by granting affirmative or defensive asylum.
The U.S. has always helped refugees and asylum seekers worldwide, representing it as a global epitome of humanity and compassion. The protection of specific individuals who have been persecuted or have a well-founded fear of persecution is provided under two major categories:
- Refugee Program for the persons outside the U.S.
- An Asylum program for persons physically present or arriving in the U.S. along with their eligible relatives.
- Who is an Asylum Seeker?
An asylee is an individual who fulfills the criteria of a refugee as well, and they are present in the United States or to seek entry at a port of entry. The refugees have to apply for Lawful Permanent Resident or green card status. However, in the case of asylees, they have to apply for green card status one year after they are granted asylum status.
It has also been observed that there is an increase in refugee and asylum crises due to the turbulent situations in some regions of the world, and many individuals prefer the U.S. as their primary preference.
- How To Increase Your Chances of Winning an Asylum Case
Before beginning the case, the asylum seekers or applicants must properly know the criteria of being an asylum seeker. They should fall within the requirements of an asylum. However, the people seeking asylum in the U.S. must be able to prove that they have faced consistent persecution in their home country, and the persecution they have confronted can be due to their:
- Political Opinion
- Membership in a particular social group
However, there are specific ways through which the asylum seekers can prove an original case before the Immigration Court or before the USCIS.
- Applying with a genuine Asylum case
Many people apply for asylum in the U.S., but only half of the applications are approved. However, there can be many reasons behind the rejection of the cases, and a primary cause occurs due to forgery.
The United States has defined the criteria for asylum, and the seekers must comply with them. They must have faced persecution due to their nationality, race, religion, opinion, or humanitarian campaigns. The applicants should only apply for asylum if they have met the above-described conditions.
However, the cases may take a long to proceed, and an interview at USCIS may take time too. Under the application filing procedure, asylum seekers are allowed to remain legally. After completing 150 days, they can apply for the EAD work permit.
In order to obtain EAD work permits, some applicants pretend to be the victims of persecution which leads to a ban and a lifetime inability to get a green card.
Therefore, we strongly recommend our clients that they should never follow an illegal way, as forgery can lead towards negative consequences. Original asylum cases are always straightforward and legal to proceed with.
- Submit authentic supporting Documents and Evidence
The supporting documents and shreds of evidence play a crucial role in supporting your case. However, the documents or evidence can demonstrate the applicant’s previous persecution record while being in the native country. Furthermore, the asylum seeker’s nationality can contribute significantly to the case.
For instance, the ongoing conflict between Russia and Ukraine can be used as an example. If there are asylum seekers from Ukraine, they have sufficient proof to demonstrate the violence in their region as well.
The documents can include:
- Neighbors’ or other political activists’ letter
- Persecutors’ attacks resulted in injuries ( medical records)
- Arrests made as a result of protest demonstrations can be found in police records.
Proper supporting documents before the court and USCIS submissions can determine the positive effects of your case.
- Hire an Experienced Asylum Attorney
Although it is possible to handle an asylum application independently, we never recommend it. An individual lacks in dealing with the system, judges, and forms, which makes it difficult and may harm your chances of success. You’ve traveled hundreds of miles to seek asylum, and there’s a lot at stake, so retaining the services of an experienced attorney to guide you through the process is critical!
Submitting your documents and presenting them with proper factual statements and evidence while applying appropriately generates positive outcomes. That is what an experienced asylum attorney does.
It doesn’t matter if you entered officially or illegally; if you qualify and petition for asylum, you may be protected; this is what we aspire for.
With our years of experience handling asylum cases, we have all the expertise and professionalism to handle the matters.
- Our Services:
As skilled asylum immigration attorneys, we know how to manage all the paperwork, explain everything to you in a way that makes sense, and, most importantly, answer all your questions throughout the process. Furthermore, in case of immigration court hearings, we always prepare our clients for hearings.
Even if your asylum case has been submitted to Immigration Court, we have all the competencies to assist you. You will have a better chance of obtaining authorization for asylum if you add essential documentation missing from the original asylum application, especially if you prepared it alone or with an inexperienced attorney, and if you thoroughly prepare for your court appearance.
Therefore, with our expert supervision, we can assure you of the best outcomes for your case.