Anaheim Asylum Attorney

Stay Safely in the United States with Law Offices of Fady Eskandar

Many people come to the United States seeking protection because they have suffered persecution or feel that they will suffer persecution. Asylum is a form of protection available to qualifying individuals and families who are already in the United States or seeking admission at a port of entry.

Law Offices of Fady Eskandar can help you and your family apply for asylum at the border or upon entering the United States. Our Anaheim asylum lawyer is located near the border cities of San Diego, California, and Tijuana, Mexico, and he can help you regardless of your country of origin or current immigration status.

For assistance with your asylum application from an attorney who has been through the immigration process, please call our firm at (714) 909-2127.

Who Qualifies for Asylum?

Asylum is a form of protection available to people who cannot return to their countries because they fear serious harm. If they return home, they can face persecution due to:

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

Recognized social groups include the LGBTQ community, women facing domestic violence, forced marriage, or female genital mutilation; and victims of human trafficking or other crimes.

What Is the Difference Between Asylum and Refugee Status?

You can only apply for asylum if you are already in the United States or seeking admission at a point of entry. Meanwhile, you can only seek a referral for refugee status from outside the United States.

Both asylum and refugee status are humanitarian relief programs designed to protect and assist individuals in need of shelter or aid from disasters, oppression, and other urgent circumstances.

Beneficiaries of both programs must also meet the legal definition of a refugee which you can find in section 101(a)(42) of the Immigration and Nationality Act.

How to Apply for Asylum

To apply for asylum, file a Form I-589, Application for Asylum and for Withholding of Removal within one (1) year of your arrival to the United States. If you have a spouse and/or unmarried child(ren) under 21 years of age in the country with you, include them on your application. 

Please note that asylum only gives you the right to stay in the United States, and you will need to apply for employment authorization separately. You can also apply to bring your family to the United States from other countries if you are granted asylum.

Our Anaheim asylum attorney can help you with your application and the entire immigration process. 

From double-checking your paperwork to representing you during your asylum interview to helping you get a green card one (1) year after being granted asylum, Law Offices of Fady Eskandar will be by your side every step of the way.

Get Help from a Lawyer Who Understands 

Attorney Fady Eskandar of Law Offices of Fady Eskandar is an immigrant himself, so he understands the pains of the immigration process. Our firm also understands that the immigration process may be especially difficult for you due to the circumstances in your home country.

As such, we offer honest, compassionate representation, and provide flexible payment plans to help you achieve your immigration goals. When you choose our firm, you can expect clear communication and commitment.

You can start speaking to an attorney before you arrive in the United States, and you are eligible to apply for asylum within 1 year of your arrival, so do not hesitate to contact us.

Call us at (714) 909-2127 or send us a message online to schedule your consultation today.