Asylum - Removal Defense
Effective Defense from Manhattan & Long Island Immigration Lawyers
Asylum is a form of immigration relief available to individuals seeking protection because they have suffered persecution or fear that they will suffer persecution due to race, religion, nationality, membership in a particular social group, and/or political opinion. If you are eligible for asylum you may be permitted to remain in the United States and avoid deportation.
Our Long Island and Long Island immigration attorneys at Hedayati Law Group, P.C. have broad experience handling immigration removal cases, including deportation, cancellation of removal, adjustment of status, and appeals. We can provide skilled defense and help qualifying clients apply for asylum so they can stay in the U.S.
Eligibility for Asylum
When an individual is facing removal, he or she may be able to apply for defensive asylum in one of the following ways:
- Referred by an immigration judge after they are deemed ineligible for affirmative asylum
- They are facing removal due to being caught in the U.S. without legal documents or due to violating their immigration status
- They are facing a credible fear of persecution after being caught entering the U.S. and were placed in expedited removal.
The immigration judge will need to decide whether a person is eligible for asylum. If the judge finds that you are eligible for asylum, you will be allowed to apply for asylum to stay in the U.S. If the judge does not believe you qualify for asylum, the judge may either consider other forms of relief from removal or order your removal.
This is why it is important that you work with an experienced attorney who understands immigration proceedings and how to prepare a strong defense. We can advocate for you and help you fight for the chance to remain this country.
Call (631) 880-6440 or request your free consultation to learn more.