The deadlines associated with applying for asylum can be overwhelming. Asylum cases are complicated because the way the law is interpreted constantly changes.
The Real ID Act was enacted on May 11, 2005. This law imposed strict standards on foreign nationals by allowing immigration judges to require foreigners to produce documents in order to win asylum. Testimony is not enough.
Because new cases interpreting asylum law come out daily, it is undoubtedly one of the most complex areas of immigration. Attorneys help applicants prepare the best package from the beginning to ensure the highest likelihood of success.
Thousands of people come to the United States every year seeking refuge from the harm they might suffer in their home country.
Credibility is the most important part of an asylum claim. For foreigners to be successful, the judge or asylum officer must believe them. As a result, everything submitted to Immigration must be completely truthful. Some questions may appear insignificant (such as the applicant’s address), but if foreigners misrepresent small issues, they certainly will not be believed on the bigger ones.
Persons outside the United States who have a fear of returning to their home country may qualify for refugee status while abroad. The fear of extreme harm must be based on the foreigner’s:
race; religion; nationality; membership in a particular social group; or political opinion