Since World War II, the United States
has adopted a policy of offering asylum to foreign nationals who
can demonstrate a well-founded fear of persecution in their home
country on account of their race, religion, nationality, membership
in a particular social group, or political opinion. At the time
of application for asylum, the foreign national can also apply
for and receive employment authorization.
Foreign nationals who have been granted asylum can file for adjustment
of status one year from the date of the grant. There is a quota
for asylees, meaning that there is currently a waiting list. Because
of the waiting list, it takes approximately ten years to process
an adjustment of status application for an asylee.
Our law firm does not handle initial
asylum applications, though we do file asylum claims when appropriate
as a defense to deportation.
Please call us at 919-788-9225 above to discuss
the ways our law firm may be able to help you and your loved ones
immigrate to the United States. Please remember that we cannot
give out legal advice until an attorney/client relationship has