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Seekinig asylum, withoholding of removal or protection under the Convention Against Torture (CAT) in the United States is a complex process. Individuals seek admission into the United States for asylum because they have faced or could face persecution in their native land for expressing their personal political view point, or due to race, ethnicity, or religion, among other things. Persons in the United States have one calendar year to apply for political asylum, unless the conditions of the country of persecution change or there are exceptional circumstances.
How an Asylum Attorney Can Help
Seeking asylum is serious and an asylum attorney will be able to help guide you through this tough process by verifying:
- You meet the criteria for asylum
- You have the documentation required for an asylum case
- There are supporting witnesses
- There is corroborating evidence
- You have a prepared declaration of your persecution or fear of persecution
Contact an Attorney Skilled in Asylum Cases
As in other areas of immigration law, asylum cases are best handled by attorneys with experience in the specific process. Do not go to an attorney or representative who promises you everything will be fine or that everything go in your favor. What you need is an honest lawyer to assess your specific facts in order to give you a realistic idea of the complexity of your case.
If you are or someone you know has faced persecution or fears persecution from your home country it is imperative you contact an asylum attorney as soon as possible.