Asylum before USCIS

Do I Need a Lawyer to File Asylum?

Persecution may be only one word, but when Asylum is before USCIS, different immigration officers define that word differently.  One Asylum Officer may grant asylum because a person was threatened with an armed weapon.  Another may deny asylum even to a rape survivor. A lawyer who is prepared for the worst would be the best lawyer to file Asylum before USCIS.

Regardless of who decides whether a foreigner deserves to remain in the United States, the case begins by mailing an asylum application and other documents.  Immigration does not decide the case based only on what is in the asylum application. The documents provided are most important in a Asylum before USCIS.

Blandon Law attorneys write a detailed legal argument and organize the evidence carefully. 

When a case is approved, the asylum applicant – together with their spouse and children under 21 years of age — become asylees.  After a year of status as an asylee, each person can then apply individually for a green card as a legal permanent resident. 

With safety at risk, and so much to win if the case is approved, consider hiring the best asylum lawyer you can afford.

Asylum Interview

Asylum applications are expected to be error free.  Applicants have multiple opportunities to correct the information:  they lived the facts, related them to family members, described them to an attorney, and then reviewed the paperwork prior to signing.  So, the Asylum Officers believe that there is no excuse for a mistake. Documents MUST match testimony. Blandon Law makes sure that they do.

Our attorneys prepare the client and family members in the complete case when filing Asylum before USCIS.  An attorney sits beside them at the Asylum Office interview and provide a legal argument as to why they deserve to win.

During the interview or hearing, the best asylum lawyer will help an asylum applicant in two ways.  First, the lawyer guarantees that the Asylum Officer remains civil and asks relevant questions.  Survivors of past persecution cannot stand undue pressure by government authorities.  Second, the lawyer explains why the applicant was forced to file Asylum before USCIS based on the evidence, given the conditions in the applicant’s home country.