Asylum/Withholding of Renewal
Phoenix Arizona, Skokie Illinois and Honolulu Hawaii Offices serving all of US
People come to the United States to seek protection—whether from religious persecution or racial matters. Persecution, which can be life threatening in some countries, can also cause long-term physical and mental harm to these individuals.
In the U.S, immigration laws are unclear as to what types of persecution qualify for asylum, but they do list some guidelines as to what qualifies for asylum, including:
- Imprisonment or torture of political dissidents or supposed undesirables;
- Public firing on protestors;
- Genocide of specific races;
- Religious persecution or prejudice.
The U.S. does offer protection to these types of individuals. Additionally, for those entering the U.S. looking for such protection can apply for asylum at the port-of-entry into the country such as at an airport.
We Have Following Locations To Serve You:
- Phoenix Arizona
- Skokie Illinois
- Honolulu Hawaii
- Tucson Arizona
- Chicago Illinois
Are You Eligible?
The judge or Asylum Officer has the final say on eligibility, but there are some requirements that an individual must ensure they meet before applying.
The individual must prove that he or she is a refugee seeking protection within the country from some form of persecution in his or her own country. This information is provided in the individual’s application.
There are some items that will automatically disqualify a candidate, which can include:
- Any conviction of a serious crime;
- Nonpolitical crimes committed outside the U.S.;
- Posing a threat to the safety of the U.S. and its citizens;
- Resettling in another country before seeking refuge in the U.S.;
- Participating or ordering the persecution of others;
- Engaging in terrorist activities;
- Considered a representative of a foreign terrorist organization;
- And other terrorist-related criteria.
Applying for Asylum
To apply for asylum in the United States, Form I-589 “Application for Asylum and Withholding of Removal” must be accurately completed. Individuals must apply for asylum within one year of entering the United States, but there are special circumstances that may allow you to apply even if you have been in the country longer than one year.
The application process is highly complicated. As the refugee, you must prove your interests and prove that returning to your native country would cause physical or emotional harm. The U.S. does not take asylum requests lightly; therefore, you need an advocate by your side to assist you with the application process.
ILLINOIS OFFICE (CHICAGO AREA) 847-786-2599
5250 OLD ORCHARD ROAD, SUITE 300, SKOKIE, ILLINOIS 60077
ARIZONA OFFICE (PHOENIX AREA) 602-759-7480
2415 E. Camelback Road, Suite 700, Phoenix, Arizona 85016
TEXAS OFFICE (HOUSTON AREA) 281-674-7658
10777 WESTHEIMER ROAD, SUITE 1100 HOUSTON, TEXAS 77042
Consult an Experience Asylum/Withholding of Renewal
The Gambacorta Law Office understands the level of complexity of these situations. We are passionate about helping those who have been persecuted or to assist those who are at risk for persecution to find solace in the U.S. We can assist you with your asylum application and help you prove your case to the Asylum Officer.
Contact us today for a no-obligation consultation regarding your asylum application.