If you have come to the United States to seek protection from any form of persecution in another country, you may be eligible to apply for asylum. Before you apply, however, you will need to meet certain criteria, whether you have been in the U.S. less than a year, which is the normal application period, or for many years. Our New York asylum attorneys can help you with the process and provide you with the opportunity for freedom that you deserve, and the necessary skills to accomplish positive results.
Within the last 4 decades, United States has been leading the world in granting entry to asylum seekers. However, not all applicants will be granted asylum. In fact, the rejection and denial rates are quite substantial.
If you have been persecuted for:
Some of the common reasons for application denials, however, may include:
However, even if your eligibility for asylum is questionable, and you fear further persecution, there may be other options available, such as Withholding of Removal and Relief Under the Convention Against Torture Act (CAT Relief).
We strongly recommend consulting with a qualified immigration attorney prior to submitting your application, so they can assist with identifying potential problems in the process, as well as possible solutions. Contact The Law Offices of Gerald Karikari now for a consultation.