Coral Gables Asylum Attorney
If you are residing in the United States and have faced persecution or fear persecution based on one or more of five (5) specific categories then asylum may be an option for you. A person may obtain refugee status on the same basis if they are residing outside of the United States. In order to apply for asylum or refugee status one must have suffered persecution or believe they will suffer persecution in their home country based on their race, religion, nationality, political opinion or membership in a particular social group.
If one believes they may be eligible for asylum, it is important to obtain proper legal counsel immediately. For a person to apply for asylum they generally must do so within a certain time after arriving in the United States. There are also certain circumstances that may disqualify a person from asylum such as having participated in the persecution of others or having “firmly resettled” or obtained permanent residency in another country other than your home country.
If you fear returning to your home country based on the qualifying categories contact Dominguez Law Firm, PLLC for a consultation today to determine how we may be able to help you.