To apply for Asylum, you have to demonstrate that you have a well-founded fear of persecution in your home country based on:
In addition, to the criteria outlined above, you must also apply for Asylum within one-year of entering the United States. If your wife and children are in the United States, you may include them on your application for asylum.
You are not permitted to apply for a work-permit at the same time you apply for Asylum. However, if you are granted Asylum, you may work immediately. In certain situations, if the government takes longer than 150 days to make a decision on your application for Asylum, you may apply for a work-permit.
Attorney Sanjay Paul has represented dozens of clients from several countries, including China and Nepal in seeking asylum based on political persecution, religious persecution and membership in a particular social group among other areas.
Mr. Paul has prepared and attended more than thirty-asylum interviews in Southern California, with commendable results. For a free and confidential consultation, contact our office to set up an appointment via phone or in-person.