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Asylum

An experienced immigration attorney can work you through the asylum process.

Returning to their home country would be dangerous or life-threatening for some people in the United States. Immigration allows certain people in this situation to remain in the United States under a process known as Asylum. This process is a form of discretionary relief provided by the Department of Homeland Security (“DHS”) under strict conditions. The fact that the relief is discretionary means that DHS can choose to grant asylum and allow the person to remain in the U.S. or to deny a petition and order the person removable or deportable.
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I will highly recommend them for any immigration proceedings. Jim and his lawyers were always kind and tried to resolve any issues my case came up with. I never lost hope in my immigration case because of them. I will highly recommend them for any immigration proceedings.

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I will highly recommend them for any immigration proceedings. Jim and his lawyers were always kind and tried to resolve any issues my case came up with. I never lost hope in my immigration case because of them. I will highly recommend them for any immigration proceedings.

The Benefits of Hiring Us

  • We can help you with a variety of issues related to immigration: getting a visa, applying for citizenship, and understanding your legal rights and responsibilities.
  • We can also help you prepare your immigration paperwork and represent you in court if necessary.
  • And the most important one: having an immigration lawyer can save you time and money
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A person requesting asylum or their St. Louis lawyer has to show that the potential persecution has a “reasonable possibility” of occurring. You must show that a reasonable person in your shoes would have a legitimate fear of persecution. The Supreme Court has suggested that an asylum applicant must show at least a 1-in-10 chance that persecution will occur. You also have to show that it is one or more of the five recognized reasons – and not some other reason – that you face persecution in your home country.

A well-prepared asylum application should also include specific information about the possible persecution and persecutor. For instance:

  • The person seeking asylum has a belief or characteristic that a persecutor would want to thwart or punish.
  • The persecutor is aware or could become aware that the applicant has that belief or characteristic.
  • That the persecutor can harm or punish the applicant, and,
  • That the persecutor inclines to penalize the applicant.
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Please remember we want to help you, and for that, we need to be sure we can handle your case. To check on that, you will go through this quick process.

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The first step starts with our Intake Team. The purpose of this is to allow you to introduce yourself and share your immigration concerns with us. We aim to get a better understanding of your case.
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The second step is onboarding, and you will have frequent contact with our Communications Team. They will be able to direct you to the appropriate department and address any concerns. The communication coordinators are here to support you.
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The third step is to sign the contract to start working on your case with your assigned immigration Attorney.
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The only way that we have found to get USCIS moving on your case is to sue the agency in federal district court and ask a judge to compel USCIS to take action on your case.

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Got Questions? We’ve Got Answers

The attorneys at the Hacking Immigration Law are dedicated to helping the foreign-born people of St. Louis to live and work in the United States. This dedication is reflected in the kind and grateful words of the clients they have helped. Read what others have to say about the hard work that the Hacking Immigration Law has done to help those in St. Louis.

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.
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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.
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May an unmarried son or daughter of a lawful permanent resident keep their F2B 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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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If you or a family member is facing deportation to your home country, the immigration attorneys at Hacking Immigration Law, LLC, may be able to help you fight deportation. Please fill out our contact now.

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