Asylum and Withholding of Removal
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Escaping Prosecution Through Asylum

Obtaining a green card as a way of escaping persecution or seeking asylum is sometimes the only way oppressed foreign nationals can find safety for themselves and their families. The U.S. government is very specific about the kinds of persecution that qualify for asylum. The persecution must be a threat of violence from a foreign government or a group within the applicant’s home country that the government either can’t or won’t control.

Asylum And Withholding Of Removal

You may be eligible for asylum or withholding of removal if you are already in the United States and are unwilling or unable to return to your home country because you have suffered persecution or fear that you will suffer persecution due to your race, religion, nationality, membership in a particular social group or political opinion. You may include your spouse and unmarried children under the age of 21 on your application for asylum if they are already in the United States. If you are granted asylum, you can file a relative petition for your spouse and unmarried children under the age of 21, if they are not already in the United States. You and any derivative family members can apply for legal permanent residency one year after you are granted asylum.

Contact The Asylum Lawyers At Muchnicki & Bittner, LLP

If you or a loved are is already in the U.S. and seeking asylum, contact the Ohio immigration lawyers at Muchnicki & Bittner, LLP, by calling 614-761-9775 or filling out our online contact form.

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