The U.S. Asylum system offers protection to individuals and their families who are facing persecution in their home countries. Individuals could be facing persecution for varied reasons including their political views, their sexual orientation, their religion, and their ethnicity. A person who flees their home country, because they experience or are at risk for physical or emotional persecution as a result of their protected status, can seek protection in the United States. At Janda Law, our team of experienced Nevada immigration lawyers can help you understand the U.S. asylum system and the process for getting protection for you or your family members. To find out how we can help you, contact us at 702-758-8888 to schedule your free consultation.

  • At Janda Law, we understand the complexities of the immigration process and will guide you and your family through the U.S. asylum process.
  • At the Janda Law Firm, you are assured of open and sincere communication with your attorney. You will always be in direct contact with your attorney to ask any questions or share any concerns that you may have.

There are no guarantees that your asylum application will be approved and the asylum policies change often. However, when you are represented by Janda Law, your case is in competent hands and we will work diligently to help you gather supporting evidence for your asylum claim. To find out more information about applying for asylum, contact us today at 702-758-8888 for a free consultation with one of our Nevada immigration lawyers.

How Can You Obtain Asylum in the United States?

If you are eligible to file for asylum in the United States, there are three different ways that you may do so.

The Affirmative Process

The affirmative process is available to individuals who are already physically present in the U.S., regardless of whether they gained entry legally or not. Individuals who apply through the affirmative process use Form I-589, Application for Asylum and for Withholding of Removal. Generally, under this process, individuals must file for asylum within one year of their arrival in the U.S., unless they can show extraordinary circumstances that prevented them from doing so.

An Asylum Merits Interview after a positive credible fear determination

If you arrive in the U.S. without the appropriate immigrant or non-immigrant visa, U.S. border officers will immediately begin proceedings to remove you from the United States. However, if you are in that situation and indicate an intention to apply for asylum or express a fear of persecution in your home country, you will be referred to the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) for a credible fear determination by an asylum officer. If the asylum officer makes a positive determination, the USCIS may either: retain and consider your application for asylum or issue a notice to appear before an immigration judge for consideration of your asylum application.

The defensive process

The defensive process occurs when an individual has been placed in removal proceedings before an immigration judge either because they were apprehended in the U.S. or at the border without proper documentation.

How Can Janda Law Help You?

If you or a family member have a credible fear of persecution or torture in your home country, Janda Law can help you through the asylum process that applies to your particular circumstance. Our skilled Nevada immigration lawyers have the resources to competently represent you in removal proceedings and appeal unfavorable decisions. We offer free consultations, so call us today at 702-758-8888 to speak with one of our experienced immigration lawyers.