Seeking Asylum in the United States | What to Know

Do not wait to reach out to one of our skilled Wisconsin immigration attorneys as soon as possible if you have fled your native country to seek asylum. Our firm is dedicated to ensuring that our clients are protected during this overwhelming time.

How to obtain asylum in the United States?

The two ways in which an individual can seek asylum in the United States include the following:

  • The defensive asylum process: This refers to when someone who is facing removal proceedings requests asylum as a defense from being deported. These cases are typically presented in front of immigration judges. With this process, you, your attorney, and the U.S. Government will discuss whether you qualify for asylum and whether you should be removed from the United States or not. The immigration judge does have the authority to decide whether you will be deported or not. However, it is important to note that you also have the right to appeal the judge’s ruling.
  • The affirmative asylum process: In order to obtain asylum through the affirmative asylum process, it is critical that you are physically present in the United States and not involved in any removal proceedings. You must also apply for asylum within one year of the date of your entry into the United States.

If you have questions or concerns about these two processes, it is in your best interest to reach out to our firm today to speak with one of our dedicated legal team members.

What causes ineligibility for asylum?

It is important to understand your eligibility for seeking asylum before you begin the process. Oftentimes, it is a challenge to obtain asylum. Below are some examples of ways in which you would not be eligible:

  • If you have been convicted of certain serious crimes, generally involving drugs or violence
  • Anyone who has taken part in the persecution of another person due to their race, nationality, religion, and other guaranteed freedoms
  • Those who are proven to have resettled in another country before arriving in the United States
  • Those convicted of a serious nonpolitical crime outside of the United States
  • Anyone prepared to pose a danger to the security of the United States

Do not hesitate to reach out to our firm today to discuss the specifics of your case and how we can best help you.

Contact our experienced Wisconsin firm

John Sesini is an experienced immigration attorney with offices in Green Bay and Milwaukee Wisconsin. Our firm understands what is at stake when it comes to immigration law matters, which is why If you have any questions, you should not hesitate to contact the Sesini Law Group, S.C. and schedule your initial consultation with our firm today.

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