Asylum

Unfortunately, this world is a dangerous place. Many people must flee their home countries due to persecution and fear for their lives. If you or someone you love has entered the U.S. for these reasons, either on a nonimmigrant visa or possibly without inspection—you can apply for asylum. Sokhn Law stands ready to help you through this difficult process. The rewards are great. If you are granted asylum status, you can stay in the U.S. legally, get a job, and apply for a green card within one year of obtaining asylum status.

But not everyone qualifies for asylum status. You must meet some strict requirements. Most importantly, you must be able to prove that you were persecuted in your home country in the past and you fear persecution if you return. Reasons for persecution include: your race, religion, nationality, membership in a particular social group, or your political opinion.

Sokhn Law can help you in two different ways:

Affirmative Asylum requires you to be physically present in the U.S. You may apply for asylum regardless of how you arrived and your current immigration status. However, you must apply for asylum within one year of the date of your current arrival, unless there are extraordinary circumstances.

Defensive Asylum applies to individuals who request asylum as a defense against removal or deportation. You must be in removal proceedings in immigration court with the Executive Office for Immigration Review (EOIR). A judge presides over defensive asylum hearings in a court, hearing arguments from both the person seeking asylum (or their attorney) and Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE).

Over the past decade, many clients of Sokhn Law successfully obtained asylum. While asylum cases are not easy, the team at Sokhn Law works tirelessly through obstacles and red tape. Because we take the time to listen and understand each client’s situation, and thanks to our expertise in immigration law, we find workable solutions within the law. Each case and each client is unique, yet our dedication never wavers. Sokhn Law will fight for your rights through every available venue. We will stand by you as long as you need us.

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