Helping People With Asylum Matters

Persecution for belief, race or nationality is a terrible thing for people to endure. When people flee from their country of origin because of persecutions, the United States may offer safe haven.

Persons can apply for asylum if they have suffered persecution in their country of origin in the past, or face the possibility of persecution in the future on account of their:

  • Membership in a particular social group
  • Race, ethnicity or nationality
  • Religion or political beliefs

It may be possible to obtain asylum if one is already located in the United States or is seeking entry. After someone obtains asylum, he or she may also qualify for permanent resident status in the future.

How Do I Obtain Asylum?

In order to obtain asylum, one must file form I-589. According to the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services, "Form I-589 [allows] aliens who believe they are at risk of harm to apply for asylum and help(s) to ensure that these claims are presented at one time, thereby allowing resolution of these issues in the normal course of proceedings."

If you believe you or anyone close to you qualifies for asylum, it is important to have a legal team that can help ensure compliance with the process; the process must be undertaken within the United States and within one year of entry. Because of the time sensitivity of the issue, we encourage you to get in touch with us as soon as possible.

Contact Us Today With Your Concerns

Our team of experienced attorneys is prepared to help you address any asylum issue. Please schedule a consultation to discuss any refugee/political asylum issues with one of our dedicated lawyers in Irvine. Reach us online or call The Law Offices of John R. Alcorn at 949-751-6574 today.