Asylum Attorneys on Long Island
Legal Services for Asylees in Nassau County & Surrounding Areas
Every day, people from all across the world are forced to make the most difficult decision of their lives — whether to leave their homes in search of safety in another country. Each year, tens of thousands of individuals come to the U.S. seeking asylum. Many asylum seekers are turned away at the border and are forced to return to their own countries.
At Lewter Law Firm, P.C., we help immigrants with their claims for asylum so that they can have a chance at getting the protection they need. Our Long Island asylum lawyers offer compassionate legal services and can relentlessly fight on your behalf. When you work with us, you will have a team of legal professionals on your side which is committed to your success.
Begin the asylum process with a consultation by dialing (516) 260-4755 today.
Understanding Refugee Status
Refugees are generally people who are outside of their own country and fear imminent harm upon their return. Refugee status is a form of protection available to those who qualify as a refugee.
A refugee is someone who has been persecuted or fears persecution on account of:
- Political opinion
- Sexual or gender orientation
- Membership in a particular social group
How to Apply for Asylum in the United States
According to U.S. law, any refugee who is physically in the country may apply for asylum status regardless of the country of origin, current immigration status, or how he or she came to the United States.
How and where you will need to file for asylum depends on your circumstances. No matter what, you will need to submit a Form I-589.
Following your application, the remainder of the asylum process includes:
- Fingerprinting and background checks
- Receiving a notice of interview
- Attending the asylum interview
- Waiting for the supervisory asylum officer to review your case
- Receiving the decision
Typically, the asylum interview will take place within 45 days of the application’s submission, and a decision should be made within 180 days after the date of the submission. Exceptional circumstances may delay this standard time frame.
Reach Out to Our Asylum Immigration Attorneys
For effective legal assistance throughout the entire immigration process, turn to our Long Island asylum lawyers. You can count on us to provide you with well-informed advice and personalized legal counsel.
If you want to apply for asylum or would like to appeal an adverse asylum decision, contact us at (516) 260-4755 today. We also speak Spanish, Bengali, Urdu & Hindi.
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