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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 been established.

Araneda Law Firm, P.C.
  Important notice: This site contains an overview of current immigration law. But laws can and do change rapidly. Every situation is unique and it may not be possible for you to fully understand your options without competent legal assistance. Please call us with confidence; we have the experience to help you at all levels of the immigration process, including deportation or removal proceedings.


Attorney Jorgelina E. Araneda also defends Federal criminal cases in the Eastern and Middle Districts of North Carolina.
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