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Asylum in the USA

November 12, 2019
Seeking asylum in the United States can be an intimidating process. However, with good legal representation, like with the lawyers at Rozas and Associates, it can become easier. Still, before you even apply for asylum, you should be informed of what the process entails. Being properly prepared may give you or your loved one a greater chance of seeing positive results. 

What is Asylum? 

Asylum is a status that protects people in certain situations who:   

-Meet the definition of a refugee: a person who is outside of his or her country and who is unable to return to or ask for the protection of that country because of persecution or a reasonable fear of persecution due to factors such as race, religion, nationality, or political affiliations. 

-Are already in the United States. 

-Are seeking to admission at a port of entry.  

How do I gain asylum?

In order to legally obtain the asylum status as a refugee, you need to file an application with US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS). While there is no cost associated with the application, those who are eligible for asylum need to apply within one year of entry to the United States. Spouses who are also already residing in the US may be put on the application for asylum as well. Children may be eligible to be filed on your application if they are unmarried and under 21. 

What if I need help applying for asylum? 

If you’re seeking asylum and need help with the application, the lawyers at Rozas & Associates are here for you. With offices in Baton Rouge, Lafayette, and Alexandria and a team that includes Spanish speaking staff, we are well-equipped to assist you in the legal process of applying for asylum. If you have any questions, concerns, or you need more information about immigration or asylum, contact us today for a free consultation!
Baton Rouge: Personal Injury & Medical Malpractice Office
9332 Bluebonnet Blvd. Baton Rouge, LA 70810
Phone: (225) 343-0010
Fax: (225) 343-5018 Lafayette: Criminal & Immigration Office
100 East Vermilion Street, Suite 212, Lafayette, LA 70501
Phone: (337) 962-7283

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