Asylum

Cynthia Lopez - Asylum

The Facts and Requirements

Asylum is “the protection granted by a nation to someone who has left their native country as a political refugee.” Essentially, asylum allows people to flee their country of origin because they face persecution. This is usually due to the following:

  • Race
  • Religion
  • Nationality
  • Political opinion
  • Membership of a particular social group

Many people come to the United States seeking protection because the threat of incarceration and death are imminent. You must be physically in the United States or at a port of entry to apply. People already in the United States need to apply within a year of arrival. Cynthia R. López has helped many people apply for asylum and is dedicated to doing everything possible to help you during this process.

How to Apply for Asylum

Keep in mind, applying for asylum is a complex process. So, finding an immigration lawyer well-versed in the process is a huge advantage. To apply, you must file Form I-589 correctly and submit it through the proper channels. Upon approval, you can petition to bring your spouse and family to join you in the United States. This this allows you to live and work legally in the United States. Furthermore, you will also be able to apply for lawful permanent resident status after a year.

How an Immigration Attorney can Help

Finally, ensure your application is done correctly by beginning your asylum application with a strong immigration attorney by your side. Any mistake can hinder or disqualify your application from consideration, which makes support crucial. Cynthia R. López helps many individuals in El Paso apply for asylum in the United States, as well as with many other immigration issues. If you are considering applying, we will be happy to file the application, keep up with paperwork, and handle the entire process for you. Contact us today to learn more about applying for asylum or any of our other legal immigration services.