Religious Asylum Attorneys in Oakland
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One of the most fundamental rights in the United States is the freedom to practice or not practice any religion, and this right applies to international law as well. For those who are persecuted or fearing persecution due to their religious identity, asylum may be granted to allow the applicant to freely live and work in the United States. At Landerholm Immigration, A.P.C, our religious asylum lawyers in Oakland have the necessary experience to guide immigrants through the asylum process.
What Is Religious Persecution?
United States law does not define religion, but it is generally understood as traditional major religions, such as Christianity, Judaism, Islam, Hinduism, or Buddhism, but also includes newer, smaller, and sincere systems of beliefs and practices. Applying as a religious refugee in the United States makes sense if you or a loved one is a religious minority in your country and facing persecution due to these beliefs.
Persecution can be considered as:
- Physical violence or detention by religious police
- Physical violence or detention by family members
- Restrictions on religious freedom which affect daily life
- Compulsory military service without religious exemptions
Proving that your religion is the main source of your persecution is the bedrock of a religious asylum claim. Working with a seasoned immigration lawyer can make the difference in immigration court.
Speak with Our Knowledgeable Team Today
Applications for asylum are decided on a case-by-case basis, and there can be many different outcomes. Importantly, if a religious asylum case is rejected, you or your loved one may be deported back to your home country. Our Oakland asylum lawyers can help gather supporting evidence for your case, complete the application Form I-589, and help you prepare for your interviews with the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) officer. We understand how to navigate asylum law and how to guide our clients towards a religious asylum approval. Retain a trusted attorney from Landerholm Immigration, A.P.C. Contact us at (510) 756-4468 and share your story with our legal team.