If you are someone who has escaped your native country out of worry of persecution due to your nationality, race, religion, or membership in a particular social or political group, there is a possibility that you are eligible for asylum. Read on and reach out to Sheri Hoidra Law Office, LLC to discuss the details of your case and your options. A skilled Baltimore County, Maryland asylum lawyer will help you each step of the way.
How can I obtain asylum status in the United States?
There are two different ways that an individual can seek asylum status in the United States. The first way is through the affirmative asylum process. By employing this method, you must be physically present in the United States and not involved in any removal proceedings. Furthermore, it is important to recognize that you must apply for asylum within one year of the date of your arrival in the United States.
The other option is the defensive asylum process. This is used if you are facing removal proceedings and request asylum as a defense against being deported. You, your attorney, and the United States Government will examine whether or not you qualify for asylum and whether you should be removed from the United States or not. While the immigration judge does have the right to choose whether you will be deported or not, you also have the right to appeal their decision. If you have any further questions about this process, do not hesitate to reach out to our firm today to discuss your case and your options.
How do I know if I am ineligible for asylum status in the United States?
As previously mentioned, asylum status is not easy to obtain. Below are just a few examples of situations that would make you ineligible for asylum status in the United States:
- If you were convicted of certain serious crimes, generally involving drugs or violence.
- If you have taken part in the persecution of another person due to their race, nationality, religion, and other guaranteed freedoms.
- If it is proven that you resettled in another country before arriving in the United States.
- If you were convicted of a serious nonpolitical crime outside of the United States.
- If you are determined to pose a danger to the security of the United States.
It is in your best interest to reach out to our firm today to discuss any questions or concerns you may have regarding the asylum process. Our legal team is here to help no matter what.
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