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The Importance Of Hiring An Experienced Asylum Attorney For Your Case


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How can I get asylum in the USA?

When one’s rights concerning religion, ethnicity, nationality, political opinion, or the broad-based “membership in a particular social group” are violated by his/her government or police, or when the government or police will not protect him/her from attacks by fanatics or when systematic discrimination causes severe suffering, asylum is a possible legal remedy. Asylum is a good direction to take if you have suffered persecution or a well-founded fear of persecution on account of race, religion, nationality, membership in a particular social group, or political opinion.

If you arrived by a visa you can apply for asylum and have a local interview. If denied an administrative asylum approval, you get a second chance ion front of an Immigration Judge.

If you crossed the border and were processed as a person seeking asylum with no visa, you will be sent to Immigration Court, where you have one chance to prove your case.

If approved for asylum, a person has an automatic right to file for a green card one year and one day later. In recent years, the Government is not funding the U.S. asylum offices with sufficient funds as it once did. The result is long waiting times before an interview takes place. Immigration Court cases now take over two years or more to be reached.

If a case is pending 150 days or more after being filed, one can apply for a work permit. Current laws require the Government to approve the request within 30 days. There is no Government fee for the first request. The work permit, when issued, is valid for two years.

A key for an asylum case’s success is the ability of the attorney hired to write a clear and comprehensive history and argument of law based upon the facts received from the client, in addition to thorough research into the applicant’s country conditions. This is time-consuming, but an attorney like Alex Barak who has 41 years of experience, professional writing skills, and is very detailed oriented, gives you a big advantage over most other attorneys, who have not had the education and experience as writers.

Since President Trump instituted a change, an applicant for asylum must have a case filed for one year before he/she can ask for a work permit.

I-589: Application for asylum and for withholding of removal, which must be completed. For best results, hire an experienced Immigration asylum lawyer.

After arriving in the U.S. and applying for asylum, which generally must be filed within one year of arrival – although special exceptions apply to those in certain nonimmigrant visas — an applicant can be applied for and have peace of mind he or she has a case filed and is entitled to file for a work permit after waiting 150 days. With a work permit, one also receives a social security number card. Interviews of asylum cases filed will rarely be called within 45 days as is the law, which has been ignored since 2013. Only time will tell how long it will take. Nevertheless, while the case is pending, the applicant, spouse, and children under 21 are protected.

There is a mandatory interview at a specific asylum office. It is conducted in a completely confidential manner. Your attorney prepares you for the interview and will be there for you during the interview, making sure the asylum officer follows all the rules concerning interviews, which forbid an adversarial attitude and treatment. One should present medical and hospital records, arrest records, legal documents that support the claim for asylum. The attorney Alex Barak will present over 20 human rights reports and articles to support your case. The U.S Supreme Court has ruled that a ten percent chance of persecution may result in a well-founded fear sufficient for asylum. It is Alex Barak's clear belief and experience that no one should try filing for asylum without a very experienced Immigration lawyer who has excellent writing skills, many years experience, and a high percentage of approvals. So many people try to file on their own, or through "paralegals," only to learn they have caused harm to themselves and their family.

If one entered the USA and was processed at the border, you have one chance at asylum before an Immigration Judge. If you lose, you are ordered deported. This is a legal death to a life in the USA.

Proving the actual, exact reason for persecution or feared persecution may be impossible in many cases; hence, an asylum applicant must only establish facts on which a reasonable person would fear that the danger arises on account of one of the protected grounds. In determining whether there is a reasonable fear of persecution, the conditions in the applicant’s country of origin, its laws, and the experience of others are relevant. The applicant’s “desire to avoid a situation entailing the risk of persecution” may be enough to prove a well-founded fear and thus, establish eligibility for asylum relief. An asylum applicant’s experience of past persecution on one of the protected grounds gives rise to a rebuttable presumption in favor of granting asylum. An approved asylum applicant is called “asylee” which comes with a work permit. One year and one day after approval, the applicant is virtually and automatically entitled to a green card, unless there is a criminal or security-related issue. Alex Barak has personally represented many, many clients in asylum cases and interviews. His cases are presented in a professional-level of writing and organization, making it easier for the Asylum Officer to understand your case. The better your case is written, the clearer it is, the better your chances of success. He will prepare you for your interview and will be seated next to you during the interview. You will testify in your native language. Alex Barak’s education and training as a writer give you a big advantage when hiring him as opposed to another lawyer.

If you want a life in the USA, you need to hire the professional with a proven history of success. Alex Barak has been helping individuals like you for the last 41 years. Call our office (954) 961-6200 so you too can obtain freedom in the USA.


Contact Us About Your Case

Many questions about whether to hire an attorney or not due to financial constraints and a lack of understanding of the process. It has been proven that those who file with an attorney have a higher success rate. The Law Offices of Alex T. Barak, P.A. can guide you through the complicated – and scary – asylum process.

Don’t wait to contact attorney Alex T. Barak today to learn more about humanitarian parole or any other matter related to immigration law.

Alex Barak

Florida licensed lawyer since 1981

Law Offices of Alex T. Barak, P.A.

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