Asylum Lawyers in Oakland Serving Clients Throughout California
The world is a dangerous place. The United States of America cannot claim to have it all figured out, either. Our own citizens must fight for their freedoms in certain states with the shifting political winds. But as a nation, we do attempt to provide refuge to people from other lands who have even fewer protections under the law. Asylum is a useful immigration option open to some from other countries who have reason to fear persecution in their home countries.
If you can establish a well-founded fear of persecution in your home country, you may be eligible for asylum in America. Immigration law states that the persecution may take many forms, including physical violence, rape, torture, death threats, financial destruction, sexual violence, and detention or imprisonment. Not all those who flee their home country will win asylum. Your best hope is to work in coordination with an asylum attorney and legal professionals experienced in immigration law.
If you are a new client looking for assistance in obtaining asylum for yourself or a loved one, the firm of Landerholm Immigration, A.P.C offers a free consultation. Contact us to speak to an immigration attorney about your case. With the help of our dedicated legal team, we may be able to help you achieve asylum status in America, so that you need not live afraid of persecution any longer. Call Landerholm Immigration at 510-488-1020 to discuss your options.
What Types of Asylum Seekers Do We Represent?
At Landerholm Immigration, A.P.C., we represent clients in numerous types of immigration cases. If you or a loved one has decided to seek asylum in the U.S., we look forward to reviewing your case and potentially offering you legal help through the process. The types of clients we help secure asylum for include immigrants who are looking for:
- Asylum based on nationality
- Asylum based on race
- Asylum based on religion
- Asylum for those who have a membership in a particular social group
- Asylum for those LGBTQ people and those who are persecuted for their sexual orientation
- Convention against torture
- Defensive asylum
- Gender-based asylum
- Humanitarian asylum
- Political opinion asylum
- Protection for a particular social group
Protection and, eventually, work authorization can be given to those who are granted asylum. Attorneys at Landerholm Immigration, A.P.C can help clients fleeing from their home country, regardless of what their nationality may be. To schedule a free evaluation, please call our Oakland office.
What Are Some Grounds for Seeking Asylum?
In order to be eligible for asylum in America, one will be asked to prove their well-founded fear of persecution to an immigration judge. Under the law, you must fear facing persecution based on certain specific qualifiers. Those who have criminal convictions for “particular serious crimes” and those who are merely fleeing perceived or minor threats may not qualify.
In order to apply for asylum, immigrants must be fleeing danger on account of their race, sexual orientation, religion, political opinion, gender identity, or membership in a particular social group. In some cases, victims of domestic violence may be able to seek asylum in the United States.
The information provided on this web page is for general information purposes only. Clients seeking asylum should speak with immigration attorneys for further legal assistance. Your asylum attorney may be able to help you through the process with the U.S. government and may improve your chances of seeing asylum granted. At our law firm, we have years of experience providing legal representation to asylum seekers throughout the Bay Area in California. Contact our Oakland law office to schedule a free evaluation with our asylum attorneys and team of legal professionals.
How Can an Attorney Help You Through the Asylum Process?
We understand that this can be a frightening, overwhelming experience for you. You wouldn’t be planning to flee your homeland if you didn’t have good reason. And we know that, if you should not succeed in achieving your asylum status, you may be forced to face deadly consequences in your home country.
The process can take longer than anyone would like. A decision should be made within 180 days of the date the application was filed. Even if a decision has not been made by that time, the applicant may then be eligible to work within the United States. There could be additional delays in the decision in cases held up by security and background checks, or for applicants with a criminal history. During this time, your lawyer will do everything in their legal power to ensure that all documents are accounted for and that things are moving as smoothly as possible.
Asylum status does not expire. Additionally, a person who has expressed genuine concern about being forced to return to their country of origin cannot face risk of deportation. Those who have reason to be concerned about the dangers of violence, war, torture, and rape should not face these threats and the maze of immigration law alone. You are highly encouraged to seek an ally in this fight for your personal safety. An experienced immigration attorney is best suited to helping you through the legal process of seeking refuge in America.
Schedule a Free Evaluation with Asylum Lawyers at Landerholm Immigration, A.P.C.
If you’re being forced to flee for your lives from your home country, the United States of America may be your place for refuge. But not everyone is eligible, and the process can feel long and complex. With a good attorney, you may be able to find a safe landing here in the U.S.
At the firm of Landerholm Immigration, A.P.C, our immigration attorneys have years of experience helping clients apply for asylum. We fully understand that not only is this about the complicated process of the courts, but for many it may be a matter of life and death. Your survival may depend on whether or not your asylum is granted. As such, we will attempt to not only provide winning legal care, but also representation that is sympathetic to the stress you are under.
To schedule a free consultation, contact our Oakland legal office. Our lawyers look forward to evaluating your case and providing you with legal advice about how to proceed. Please call us at 510-488-1020.