In the U.S., if an immigrant can prove persecution or fear of persecution for religious beliefs, political opinions, race, nationality, ethnicity or membership in certain social groups (such as LGBT groups), or fear of torture, he or she may apply for asylum and/or withholding of removal. If the application is approved, he or she will be allowed to remain in the United States.
Please note that the application for asylum must be within one year of arrival, regardless of whether you entered the United States legally or illegally. If it has been more than one year since your last arrival into the United States, you may be eligible to apply if you can prove changed or extraordinary circumstances.
Even when evidence of brutal behavior exists, obtaining asylum within the United States is a long and complex process. I will assist you by helping you present your strongest possible case before the judge and work relentlessly representing you throughout your case.
If residence in another country poses a threat to you or someone you know, Law Office of Barbara D. Villaverde, Esq. can evaluate your situation immediately and discuss the available options.