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Asylum & Refugee Immigration

Who is eligible for asylum in the United States?

The United States makes a great effort every year to provide a safe haven for foreign nationals who are fleeing persecution or imminent harm in their country of origin. People can apply for asylum or refuge in one of two ways: by requesting refuge while present outside of the country or by requesting asylum after entering the United States. Fayad Law, P.C. is experienced in handling both of these situations and can help you find peace and freedom in the United States as quickly as possible.

Seeking Refuge in the United States

The U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services (USCIS) agency defines a refugee as someone who is located outside of the U.S., is of special humanitarian concern to the U.S., can demonstrate that they were persecuted, is not resettled in any other country, and is admissible into the United States. Refugees must first receive a referral to the U.S. Refugee Admissions Program before filling out an application and being interviewed by the USCIS. If you are deemed eligible, you will be required to undergo a medical examination. You will then receive help filling out paperwork and preparing for resettlement in the United States, including travel planning and a loan to help you get settled once you enter the country.

Requesting Asylum in the United States

Asylum is granted to individuals who are already in the United States in an effort to escape persecution or fear of imminent persecution due to their race, religion, nationality, and / or membership in a particular social or political group. The persecution or threat of harm must be severe enough to place the refugee or asylee in fear of their life. Asylum can be requested by individuals who have already fled their country of origin and are at a port of entry. If you are eligible for asylum, you will be allowed to enter and must file a Form I-589, Application for Asylum and for Withholding of Removal within one year of your entry. If you fail to meet this deadline, you could face deportation.

Contact Fayad Law, P.C. for a North Carolina Immigration Lawyer

Many of our attorneys at Fayad Law, P.C. have undergone the immigration process themselves. We understand exactly what you are facing and will provide you with compassionate support and comprehensive counsel as you seek asylum or refuge in the United States. Our attorneys are on multiple cultural boards and are members of the American Immigration Lawyers Association. We want nothing more than to see you find peace in the United States so that you can pursue the American Dream of freedom and prosperity. Contact our firm today to speak with a North Carolina immigration attorney who can help you take the first step toward obtaining refuge or asylum in the United States. Whether you are currently living abroad or can come to meet with us at one of our offices in Raleigh, North Carolina, Richmond and Fairfax, Virginia or Washington, DC, we are prepared to help you.

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