Every year many foreign nationals migrate to the United States to escape persecution by their government or by a quasi-political, religious or ethnic group in their home country. Under U.S. immigration law, any person with refugee status may seek admission into the U.S., whether here legally, illegally or on an expired visa, as an asylum or withholding of removal applicant. The rules governing asylum and withholding of removal, however, are very complex. Hiring an experienced lawyer can make the difference in whether your claim is approved and you are permitted to remain in the U.S.

Asylum in the United States
Individuals seeking asylum in the U.S. must demonstrate that there is a well-founded fear of persecution based on their race, religion, nationality, membership in a particular social group or political opinion if returned to their country of origin. To be considered for asylum relief, the applicant should generally file his/her asylum application with the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) within one year of entering the U.S.

You Are Not Alone in This Process
At The Kasen Law Firm, PLLC, we are here to help you. Our founding attorney, Lawrence M. Kasen , has more than 30 years of legal experience and is available to assist you in presenting the strongest asylum or withholding of removal claim possible to ensure a positive outcome for you and your family. For a free initial telephone consultation with an asylum attorney, call 718-

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