Protecting The Rights Of Asylum Seekers
If you fear you would be persecuted in your home country, the Law Offices Of David M. Paz Soldan can help you file for asylum in the United States. We have helped people who are already in the U.S. establish refugee status, and we have helped people who have fled their native countries enter the U.S. as asylum seekers.
Based in Los Angeles, California, we regularly represent people from Mexico and from countries in Central America and South America, but we welcome citizens of any nation seeking protection of the U.S. government.
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Call us at 888-775-8575 to arrange a FREE consultation with U.S. immigration lawyer David Paz Soldan. We offer experienced legal services in fluent English or Spanish.
Skilled At Handling All Aspects Of Asylum Claims
United States and international laws offer protection to foreign nationals who have suffered past persecution or fear future persecution on the basis of five enumerated reasons: race, religion, nationality, political opinion or social group.
- Asylum: Generally, you must file for asylum within one year of entering the U.S., unless recent dramatic events in your home country have suddenly made it dangerous to return. If you are granted asylum, you can apply for permanent legal resident status (green card) within a year.
- Withholding of removal: If you are subject to deportation/removal for criminal convictions, immigration violations or other reasons, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) generally will not deport a person who can prove one of the five enumerated grounds for asylum. However, the person cannot obtain a green card and may be ineligible for withholding of removal for certain serious felony convictions.
- Convention against torture: This is a petition of last resort. It requires a showing that the foreign government itself perpetrates torture or “turns a blind eye” to people within its borders who torture others and that you would likely be tortured, maimed or killed if forced to return.
- Special visas: We have also helped clients remain in the U.S. under the U visa or Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) visa for victims of crimes or violence.
We Will Fight To Protect You Or A Loved One
Our attorney offers a sophisticated knowledge of immigration law to present a compelling case on behalf of asylum seekers. He knows how to help you detail your story for the immigration judge who will decide whether to grant your petition for asylum.