San Antonio Asylum Lawyer
Helping People & Their Families Find Refuge from Persecution Abroad
Among the many nicknames given to the United States is “the land of the free.” While many modernized nations recognize basic human freedoms, there are still some countries that present a humanitarian concern for the United States. People who are fleeing persecution in their home country have an opportunity come to the United States for asylum.
To determine the full extent of your rights and obligations for obtaining refugee status and receiving asylum in the U.S., you should consult an experienced San Antonio asylum attorney from Beasley Law Firm about your case today.
Learn more about our services by contacting our office at (210) 361-7772 today.
Seeking Asylum in the United States
What Is Asylum?
Asylum is a legal status that affords certain protections for those who qualify as a “refugee,” have traveled and are in the United States, and seek admission to the U.S. at a port of entry.
A “refugee” is legally defined as someone from another country who fears persecution from their former home country, presents a special humanitarian concern for the United States, has not resettled in another country, and would otherwise qualify as admissible for entry to the U.S.
A person seeking asylum in the U.S. must demonstrated that they were persecuted based on one of the following:
- Membership in a particular social group
- Political opinion
Although the policy and rules governing asylum in the United States are not immune to the shifting politics of the time, it remains a significant part of the country’s humanitarian legacy. This legacy is embodied in a plaque located in the Statue of Liberty in New York City that reads:
“Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free, the wretched refuse of your teeming shore. Send these, the homeless, tempest-tost to me, I left my lamp beside the golden door!”
Can Asylee Travel Outside US?
A person who has applied for asylum but has not yet been approved should not travel abroad without obtaining advance parole. A person who has been approved as an asylee can travel outside the US with a US Refugee Travel Document, however it is not recommended they travel to their home country until becoming a United States citizen with a US passport.
Get Quality Advice from Our Asylum Attorney in San Antonio
Immigration proceedings, such as those involving asylum, can be extremely challenging to navigate. For guidance and assistance for going through the legal and administrative procedures for obtaining asylum in the United States, you should consult a San Antonio asylum attorney from Beasley Law Firm today. Our legal team, led by attorney Bruce Beasley, is committed to helping you receive the legal protections you deserve.
To schedule a free case evaluation with a San Antonio asylum lawyer, call our office at (210) 361-7772 or contact us online today.