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Are you seeking asylum?

Our commitment is unwavering when it comes to protecting the rights of asylum seekers. We have extensive experience handling asylum cases and are dedicated to helping individuals navigate this complex process. Our attorneys, Andres J. Correa and Octavio Martinez, bring a wealth of experience and expertise to every case. Mr. Correa's background in national politics and Mr. Martinez's 20 years of litigation experience make them formidable advocates for asylum seekers. They are both fluent in Spanish, which allows them to connect on a deeper level with clients and understand the cultural nuances at play. Call today at (305) 598-7739 for a free initial consultation about your legal rights and options.

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What is asylum?

Asylum is a form of protection granted by the United States to individuals who have fled their home countries due to persecution or a well-founded fear of persecution on account of their race, religion, nationality, membership in a particular social group, or political opinion. Asylum is governed by the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA), specifically under Section 208.

Reasons for seeking asylum

Asylum can be sought for various reasons, reflecting the diverse experiences of those facing persecution. Here are the statutory reasons for seeking asylum:

  • Race: Asylum may be sought by individuals who have faced persecution or fear persecution based on their race or ethnicity in their home countries.
  • Religion: Religious persecution is a valid reason for seeking asylum. Individuals who have been targeted for their religious beliefs or practices can apply for asylum.
  • Nationality: If a person's nationality has made them the target of persecution, they may be eligible for asylum.
  • Membership in a Particular Social Group: Asylum may be granted to individuals who belong to a particular social group that is targeted for persecution in their home country.
  • Political Opinion: Individuals who have faced or fear persecution due to their political opinions or affiliations can seek asylum.

The asylum process

The asylum process involves several critical steps, each with its requirements and considerations:

  • Initial Consultation: Seek legal counsel from an experienced asylum attorney to assess your eligibility and begin the process.
  • Preparing the Asylum Application (Form I-589): Work closely with your attorney to gather evidence, document your asylum claim, and complete the necessary forms accurately.
  • Filing the Application: Submit your completed asylum application to the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) within one year of your arrival in the U.S.
  • Biometrics Appointment: You will be scheduled for a biometrics appointment to provide fingerprints and photographs.
  • Asylum Interview: Attend an asylum interview with an asylum officer. During this interview, you'll present your case, provide supporting documents, and answer questions about your asylum claim.
  • Evidentiary Submission: After your interview, you may be asked to provide additional evidence or documents to support your claim.
  • Waiting for a Decision: USCIS will review your case and make a decision. This process can take several months or even years due to backlogs in the immigration system.
  • Work Authorization: After a waiting period, you can apply for work authorization, allowing you to legally work in the U.S. while your asylum case is pending.
  • Hearing: If your application is denied, you have the right to a hearing before an immigration judge. This is an opportunity to appeal the decision and present your case again.
  • Final Decision: The immigration judge will make a final decision on your asylum claim.

Navigating the asylum process requires attention to detail, legal expertise, and patience. It's essential to have experienced asylum attorneys like us at Correa & Martinez Trial Lawyers by your side to guide you through every step.

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Experience legal representation for asylum cases in Miami

Seeking asylum is a complex and often emotionally challenging process. Having a knowledgeable attorney by your side can make a significant difference in the outcome of your case. An experienced asylum attorney can help you with the following:

  • Prepare a Strong Application: An attorney can assist in gathering evidence, preparing supporting documents, and presenting your case effectively.
  • Navigate the Legal System: Immigration laws and regulations can be intricate. An attorney can guide you through the asylum process, ensuring you meet all requirements and deadlines.
  • Represent You at Hearings: If necessary, your attorney can represent you at asylum hearings, advocating for your rights and presenting a compelling case.
  • Provide Emotional Support: Going through the asylum process can be emotionally taxing. An attorney can provide valuable emotional support during this challenging time.

At Correa & Martinez Trial Lawyers, we understand the importance of providing comprehensive legal representation to asylum seekers. Our experienced team is here to help you navigate the asylum process and protect your rights. Don't face the asylum process alone. Contact us today for a complimentary initial consultation and let us be your trusted advocates in pursuing asylum in Miami.

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