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When people seeking relief from religious or political persecution come to the United States, it is necessary to apply for asylum to obtain legal residency. However, the process of applying for this immigration status can be confusing to those who have little knowledge this the legal system.

If you or a loved one need help with the asylum application process in San Diego, you should contact a compassionate attorney from Hacking Immigration Law, LLC who could help you. Our team could guide you through the steps of this legal system and make sure your application is prepared well.

What to Include on an Asylum Application in San Diego

Under international law, a person can seek asylum if they are being persecuted or have a reasonable fear of being persecuted in the near future. A person may apply for asylum in San Diego if they facing persecution on the basis of religion, politics, race, ethnic group, or nationality. In particular, international law protects those who have a reasonable fear of being the victim of genocide or forced sterilization.

To be accepted as an asylum seeker and given legal immigrant status, an applicant must include several items on their application. For instance, as ruled by The Supreme Court the asylum seeker must show evidence that there is a 10 percent chance of persecution befalling them. This means that a well-prepared asylum application should include information about the ability of a persecutor to harm the applicant.

It should also have information that shows that the potential persecutor is aware of the ethnic, political, or religious status of the applicant and that this awareness is likely to lead to serious persecution in the future. If someone has already faced persecution, this information should be included to reinforce the urgency of the application.

Since asylum applications without proof and with little information backing them up are likely to be denied, it is of the utmost importance that those going through this process contact lawyer who could help collect more evidence.

Types of Asylum Application Processes

There are two processes for applying for asylum in the U.S. The first, known as “affirmative,” happens when a person fleeing persecution applies for asylum as they are entering the United States. In other words, this application is the person’s first move toward legal immigration status.

The second type of asylum application process is called “defensive” and is usually done by immigrants in danger of being deported. If an immigrant is in danger of being deported, they can apply for asylum based on the fear of being persecuted if they are forced to return to their home country. In this process, an immigration judge hears arguments from the immigrant as well as the United States government and then decides whether to grant asylum. An attorney in San Diego could help someone determine which asylum application process would work best in their situation.

Contact a San Diego Attorney for Help with the Asylum Application Process

Whether you are going through the affirmative or defensive asylum application process in San Diego, you should not hesitate to reach out to our team for help. With guidance from our team, you could put together the evidence for a successful asylum bid and argue your case well. To get started on your case, call today.

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Navigating the maze of U.S. immigration law can be tricky for anybody, especially if English is your second language or you have unique circumstances motivating you to move here. Fortunately, if you are unsure about any areas of immigration or the naturalization process, help through an immigration lawyer (San Diego) is available at the Hacking Immigration Law LLC.

Retaining one of our dedicated San Diego immigration lawyers could help you both with USCIS and other U.S. immigration authorities. To find out how immigration attorneys could help you with your specific case, call us today to schedule a consultation.
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Does paying for premium processing on an H1B case mean I will find out sooner if our case was selected in the lottery?

Premium processing is an add-on service that USCIS offers for a variety of immigration cases, primarily in the employment-based visa categories.Premium processing costs an additional $1225 in USCIS filing fees.

What is the H-1B visa lottery and how does it work?

In 2014, USCIS received more than 172,000 H-1B visa applications on the April 1st deadline, exceeding Congress’s cap by 87,000 applications.

Can an Unmarried Son or Daughter of a Lawful Permanent Resident Keep Their F2B Visa Classification After Their Sponsoring Parent Naturalizes?

The immigration laws treat the adult, unmarried children of citizens differently than the adult, unmarried children of lawful permanent residents.

What is the "newspaper of general circulation" for PERM job postings?

The Department of Labor requires employers to advertise positions that they intend to submit a PERM application on to publish the job position in the local newspaper of general circulation.

Can I Apply for Citizenship if I Lost My Green Card or It Expired?

In the past, USCIS and some immigration attorneys believed that you could not become a naturalized citizen if you did not have a valid green card (LPR) card to bring with you to your naturalization interview.

Is there such a thing as expedited removal of an immigrant and, if so, what is it?

Most people believe that removal orders or “deportation” orders only happen when you go to the immigration court and see an immigration judge. Unfortunately, this is not the case.

Does testing positive for HIV make someone inadmissible to the United States?

On January 4, 2010, the United States officially removed Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) infection from the list of “communicable diseases of public health significance” that make an individual ineligible for admission to the United States.

Are there any special visas for translators who assisted US forces in Afghanistan or Iraq?

Under United States immigration law, there are two Special Immigrant Visas available for Iraqi citizens or nationals who have worked for the United States.