Colorado Asylum Immigration Lawyer
Immigration is a hot button issue in the United States. As a result, immigration law is strictly enforced by the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS). If you are not otherwise eligible to apply for U.S. immigration status, you may be granted asylum by the United States government when deportation or removal will put your safety, or even your life, in danger.
Contact us at The Schunk Law Firm, P.C., in Denver, Colorado, today. Our Colorado asylum immigration attorneys represent clients seeking refuge from persecution in their home countries.
Colorado Refuge Immigration Attorney
The United States allows non-U.S. citizens who have a justified fear of being persecuted due to their race, nationality, religion or political opinions and associations by seeking asylum or refugee immigrant status, allowing them to obtain a green card/permanent residency .
Applications for asylum must be submitted within one year of arriving in the United States unless extraordinary circumstances can be demonstrated. Unfortunately, these circumstances can be difficult to prove.
In deportation/removal proceedings , asylum may be asserted as a defense; in some cases it may be your only defense to being returned to your home country. Your application is more likely to be approved if you seek asylum voluntarily upon entrance into the United States, rather than waiting until you are arrested by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE).
Whether seeking asylum voluntarily or as a defense to removal proceedings, if asylum is approved, asylees can apply for a green card after one year. If your request for asylum is not approved, you have the option to appeal.
Colorado Political Asylum Law Firm
If you are seeking refuge in the United States, contact us at the Schunk Law Firm, P.C. We accept Visa, MasterCard, American Express, and Discover credit cards and offer payment plans.