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Afraid to Return to Your Home Country    Asylum

Seeking asylum in the U.S. allows a person who faces persecution in their home country to receive the protection of the U.S.  You can apply for asylum if you fear persecution and/or have been persecuted in the past due to your race, religion, nationality, political opinion or membership in a particular social group.
YOU MUST APPLY FOR ASYLUM WITHIN THE FIRST YEAR THAT YOU ENTERED THE UNITED STATES.
A person can apply for asylum in the U.S. regardless of his/her immigration status.  You can only apply for asylum if you are in the United States or if you appear at a Port of Entry and request asylum.  A Port of Entry is any place where you can legally enter the U.S. such as an airport or a bridge.  There are some risks in applying for asylum at the Port of Entry including being detained so it is best to discuss with an immigration lawyer before you request asylum at a Port of Entry.
While persecution based on race, religion, nationality may be easy to demonstrate others like imputed political opinion or social group are much harder cases.  If you can show persecution because of your political opinion then you may have a chance of winning asylum.  But what if you do not have any political opinion but the persecutor thinks you do.  That is imputed political opinion which allows you to apply for asylum but more difficult to show.
Social group encompasses gender, sexual orientation, refusal to join in criminal activities, etc.  Social group has been under attack in immigration law.  These are the hardest cases to demonstrate persecution because a social group must be  defined with particularity meaning that it must be identifiable group of people viewed by government as a threat. It is also often described as a group sharing a common characteristic that is so fundamental to their individual identities that the members cannot or should not be expected to change it.  The shared characteristic might be something you were born with such as gender, color, or family ties, or it may be a shared experience such as former property ownership, or former gang or military conscription.
To qualify for asylum, you must also show that the persecutor is either the government or a group that the home government is unable or unwilling to control.
 
FRIVOLOUS ASYLUM APPLICATIONS
 
 A frivolous asylum application is one where a  preponderance of the evidence demonstrates that the person knowingly filed an application with a deliberate misrepresentation of a material fact.  The consequences are severe.  FILING A FRIVOLOUS ASYLUM APPLICATION BARS YOU FROM EVER RECEIVING YOUR GREEN CARD, CITIZENSHIP OR ANY ABILITY TO REMAIN IN THE U.S.  There are no waivers from this even if you are married to a U.S. citizen or have U.S. citizen children.    NEVER FILE A FAKE ASYLUM APPLICATION.
You have two ways to file an asylum application.  One is affirmatively and the other is defensively.
Affirmative Asylum – If you have not been placed in immigration court proceedings then you can file with the asylum office that handles cases for person residing in your state.  That asylum office may not necessarily be in the state you live in.  If you win asylum then you can apply for your green card after one year and in the meantime you will be eligible for certain benefits including work authorization.  If you do not get asylum, your case will be referred to an Immigration Judge where you will have the chance to seek asylum.
Defensive Asylum – if you are in immigration court proceedings then you can apply for asylum before the Immigration Judge.  The Immigration Judge will decide whether or not to grant the asylum.
Asylum is a very serious matter.  According to TRAC from Syracuse University who studies the denial and grant rates for asylum seekers in the United States, 1 out of every 10 people without lawyers win their asylum cases.  With a lawyer, the chances are better since 5 out of every 10 people win their asylum cases.
At Pastor & Associates, we have over 30 decades of handling asylum applications both affirmatively and defensively.  In particular we handle social group cases involving sexual orientation and domestic violence.
Call us today for a consultation at (248) 619 -0065
Afraid to Return to Your Home Country    Asylum
Seeking asylum in the U.S. allows a person who faces persecution in their home country to receive the protection of the U.S.  You can apply for asylum if you fear persecution and/or have been persecuted in the past due to your race, religion, nationality, political opinion or membership in a particular social group.
YOU MUST APPLY FOR ASYLUM WITHIN THE FIRST YEAR THAT YOU ENTERED THE UNITED STATES.
A person can apply for asylum in the U.S. regardless of his/her immigration status.  You can only apply for asylum if you are in the United States or if you appear at a Port of Entry and request asylum.  A Port of Entry is any place where you can legally enter the U.S. such as an airport or a bridge.  There are some risks in applying for asylum at the Port of Entry including being detained so it is best to discuss with an immigration lawyer before you request asylum at a Port of Entry.
While persecution based on race, religion, nationality may be easy to demonstrate others like imputed political opinion or social group are much harder cases.  If you can show persecution because of your political opinion then you may have a chance of winning asylum.  But what if you do not have any political opinion but the persecutor thinks you do.  That is imputed political opinion which allows you to apply for asylum but more difficult to show.
Social group encompasses gender, sexual orientation, refusal to join in criminal activities, etc.  Social group has been under attack in immigration law.  These are the hardest cases to demonstrate persecution because a social group must be  defined with particularity meaning that it must be identifiable group of people viewed by government as a threat. It is also often described as a group sharing a common characteristic that is so fundamental to their individual identities that the members cannot or should not be expected to change it.  The shared characteristic might be something you were born with such as gender, color, or family ties, or it may be a shared experience such as former property ownership, or former gang or military conscription.
To qualify for asylum, you must also show that the persecutor is either the government or a group that the home government is unable or unwilling to control.
 
FRIVOLOUS ASYLUM APPLICATIONS
 
 A frivolous asylum application is one where a  preponderance of the evidence demonstrates that the person knowingly filed an application with a deliberate misrepresentation of a material fact.  The consequences are severe.  FILING A FRIVOLOUS ASYLUM APPLICATION BARS YOU FROM EVER RECEIVING YOUR GREEN CARD, CITIZENSHIP OR ANY ABILITY TO REMAIN IN THE U.S.  There are no waivers from this even if you are married to a U.S. citizen or have U.S. citizen children.    NEVER FILE A FAKE ASYLUM APPLICATION.
You have two ways to file an asylum application.  One is affirmatively and the other is defensively.
Affirmative Asylum – If you have not been placed in immigration court proceedings then you can file with the asylum office that handles cases for person residing in your state.  That asylum office may not necessarily be in the state you live in.  If you win asylum then you can apply for your green card after one year and in the meantime you will be eligible for certain benefits including work authorization.  If you do not get asylum, your case will be referred to an Immigration Judge where you will have the chance to seek asylum.
Defensive Asylum – if you are in immigration court proceedings then you can apply for asylum before the Immigration Judge.  The Immigration Judge will decide whether or not to grant the asylum.
Asylum is a very serious matter.  According to TRAC from Syracuse University who studies the denial and grant rates for asylum seekers in the United States, 1 out of every 10 people without lawyers win their asylum cases.  With a lawyer, the chances are better since 5 out of every 10 people win their asylum cases.
At Pastor & Associates, we have over 30 decades of handling asylum applications both affirmatively and defensively.  In particular we handle social group cases involving sexual orientation and domestic violence.
Call us today for a consultation at (248) 619 -0065

 

 

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Tienes miedo regresar a tu pais   Asilo

 

Solicitar asilo en los EE. UU. Permite que una persona que enfrenta persecución en su país de origen reciba la protección de los EE. UU. Puede solicitar asilo si teme persecución y / o ha sido perseguido en el pasado debido a su raza, religión, nacionalidad, opinión poliltica o pertenencia a un grupo social.

DEBE SOLICITAR ASILO DENTRO DEL PRIMER AÑO EN QUE ENTRÓ A ESTADOS UNIDOS.

Una persona puede solicitar asilo en los EE. UU. independientemente de su estado migratorio. Solo puede solicitar asilo si se encuentra en los Estados Unidos o si se presenta en un puerto de entrada y solicita asilo. Un puerto de entrada es cualquier lugar donde pueda ingresar legalmente a los EE. UU., como un aeropuerto o un puente. Existen algunos riesgos al solicitar asilo en el puerto de entrada, incluido ser detenido, por lo que es mejor hablar con un abogado de inmigración antes de solicitar asilo en un puerto de entrada.

Si bien la persecución basada en la raza, la religión, la nacionalidad puede ser fácil de demostrar, otros como la opinión política imputada o el grupo social son casos mucho más difíciles. Si puede demostrar persecución debido a su opinión política, entonces puede tener la posibilidad de obtener asilo. Pero, ¿y si no tienes ninguna opinión política pero el perseguidor cree que sí? Esa es una opinión política imputada que te permite solicitar asilo pero es más difícil de mostrar.

El grupo social incluye género, orientación sexual, negarse a participar en actividades delictivas, etc. El grupo social ha sido atacado en la ley de inmigración. Estos son los casos más difíciles de demostrar persecución porque un grupo social debe definirse con particularidad, lo que significa que debe ser un grupo identificable de personas vistas por el gobierno como una amenaza. También se describe a menudo como un grupo que comparte una característica común que es tan fundamental para sus identidades individuales que no se puede o no se debe esperar que los miembros la cambien. La característica compartida puede ser algo con lo que nació, como el género, el color o los lazos familiares, o puede ser una experiencia compartida, como una propiedad confiscada por su gobierno, una pandilla o el servicio militar obligatorio.

Para calificar para el asilo, también debe demostrar que el perseguidor es el gobierno o un grupo que su gobierno no puede o no quiere controlar.

SOLICITUDES DE ASILO FRIVOLA

Una solicitud de asilo frívola es aquella en la que mas que no, las pruebas demuestra que la persona presentó una solicitud de asilo sabiendo que deliberadamente miento o ha puesto hechos falsos en la aplicacion de asilo. Las consecuencias son graves. PRESENTAR UNA SOLICITUD DE ASILO FRÍVOLO LE PROHIBE RECIBIR SU TARJETA DE RESIDENCIA, CIUDADANÍA O CUALQUIER CAPACIDAD DE PERMANECER EN LOS EE. UU. NUNCA PRESENTE UNA SOLICITUD DE ASILO FALSA.

Tiene dos formas de presentar una solicitud de asilo. Uno es afirmativo y el otro a la defensiva.

Asilo afirmativo: si no ha sido colocado en un procedimiento judicial de inmigración, puede presentar una solicitud en la oficina de asilo que se ocupa de los casos de personas que residen en su estado. Es posible que esa oficina de asilo no esté necesariamente en el estado en el que vive. Si obtiene el asilo, puede solicitar su tarjeta de residencia después de un año y, mientras tanto, será elegible para ciertos beneficios, incluida la autorización de trabajo. Si no obtiene asilo, su caso será remitido a un juez de inmigración donde tendrá la oportunidad de solicitar asilo.

Asilo defensivo: si se encuentra en un proceso judicial de inmigración, puede solicitar asilo ante el juez de inmigración. El juez de inmigración decidirá si concede o no el asilo.

El asilo es un asunto muy serio. Según TRAC de la Universidad de Syracuse, que estudia las tasas de denegación y concesión para solicitantes de asilo en los Estados Unidos, 1 de cada 10 personas sin abogado gana sus casos de asilo. Con un abogado, las posibilidades son mayores, ya que 5 de cada 10 personas ganan sus casos de asilo.

En Pastor & Associates, llevamos más de 30 décadas manejando solicitudes de asilo de manera afirmativa y defensiva. En particular, manejamos casos de grupos sociales que involucran orientación sexual y violencia doméstica.

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