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Political Asylum

Manhattan Asylum Immigration Attorneys

People across the world enter the United States in order to escape unstable or dangerous situations. Asylum is a means for people who face prosecution in other countries to remain in the United States. An application for asylum must meet a number of specific requirements. An inaccurate or incomplete application can prevent an applicant from receiving the relief he or she needs. If you have entered the United States in order to leave a dangerous environment, the outcome of your asylum application matters a great deal.

At Weisberg, Friedman & Klapisch, LLP, our lawyers each have over 30 years of experience representing clients in immigration matters. We can prepare your asylum application and put forth a compelling case on your behalf. Contact us today.

In order to obtain asylum, you must show that you have a "well-founded fear of persecution" or have suffered persecution in the past. This persecution must be based on any of the following grounds:

  • Race
  • Religion
  • Nationality
  • Membership in particular social group
  • Political opinion

Our law firm has also helped numerous individuals facing the possibility of persecution on the basis of sexual orientation. You must file for asylum within one year of entering the United States. Asylum is ultimately at the discretion of the immigration judge. Our attorneys are adept at gathering evidence, preparing testimonies and making persuasive cases for people seeking asylum. If your application is granted, you will receive a grant of asylum and then, after one year in asylum status, the right to apply for a green card. If your application is denied, you will face removal. Even if your application for asylum is denied, you may still have potential remedies, including the withholding of removal.

Contact the Attorneys of Weisberg, Friedman & Klapisch, LLP

Call or e-mail our New York City political asylum attorneys to discuss your asylum case. Weisberg, Friedman & Klapisch is located in Manhattan, and represents clients in all areas of immigration law. Although most of our clients are located in the tri-state area, we are able to represent individuals and families across the United States.

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