Long Island Immigration Attorney
Asylum is the legal protection the United States government grants to a person who has left his native country and can prove a well-founded fear of persecution based on race, religion, nationality, political opinion or membership in a particular social group, if he were to return to his home country.
U.S. law distinguishes between three types of interventions against persecution: asylum, withholding of removal and convention against torture.
Individuals can seek asylum if they are already in the U.S. or if they are seeking entry at a U.S. port of entry. Under U.S. law, foreign nationals may not be returned to their home countries if they would be subjected to persecution or torture at the hands of their government.
Legal Services for Asylees
The law and its ever-changing precedents is a complex. If you are seeking asylum, it is important to hire an immigration attorney who has extensive experience in asylum cases.
At the New York Law Offices of William A. Streppone, we have helped a great many asylum seekers find protection in the U.S. Our clients appreciate that we are accessible, we explain the law in terms that you can understand and show compassion and consideration for the struggle you are experiencing.
If you are granted asylum, you will be allowed to remain in the country. You will probably also be eligible to apply to for lawful permanent resident status.
If your request for asylum is not granted, you are allowed to appeal the ruling. Immigration attorney William Streppone has successfully represented his clients on appeals.
If you have been hurt in an accident or by a product, you may be entitled to a cash reward. It is important to have an attorney who understands your legal status in the United States guide you through these types of cases while protecting your rights so you receive the compensation you are entitled to.
Contact a New York Immigration Attorney
When returning to your home country puts you at serious risk, call our law firm at (631) 265-3988 to arrange a free initial consultation. Attorney William Streppone will evaluate your situation to determine whether you are eligible for asylum in the U.S. Evening appointments are available upon request.