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DuPage County Asylum Attorney

Immigration Attorneys helping Clients Seeking Asylum in Illinois

Persons who are present in the United States and who are likely to face persecution if they return to their home country may be eligible for special protections under federal immigration law. The U.S. government allows immigrants who are oppressed in their home countries and are in need of a safe haven to apply for asylum. Approval not only allows immigrants to remain in the U.S., but it can also provide a path to legal permanent residency. The asylum process can be quite complicated, however, and working with an experienced immigration attorney will greatly increase your chances of success in these situations.

At Mevorah & Giglio Law Offices, we have several decades of combined experience providing skilled guidance on all matters related to immigration, including family-based visas, employment-based visas, student visas, temporary visas, naturalization, deportation/removal, and asylum. Our award-winning attorneys regularly represent clients in Chicagoland and throughout Northern Illinois in cases related to U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) and U.S. Immigration Customs Enforcement (ICE), and we have a strong track record of success handling matters before these agencies.

We have been recognized not only for our experience and skill, but also for our client-centered approach. Our lawyers are honest, compassionate, responsive, and down to earth. We understand what is at stake when you are trying to gain asylum in the United States, and we are committed to providing the skilled representation you deserve. We know that it can be difficult and confusing to present your case to immigration officials, and we will stand by your side throughout this process and fight hard to protect your rights.

Requirements for Claiming Asylum in the United States

To claim asylum in the U.S., you must be physically present at the time you file your application, and you must apply within one year of your date of entry, unless you are applying for defensive asylum as part of a deportation/removal proceeding. You may petition for asylum if you believe that you will face persecution in your home country due to:

  • Race;
  • Nationality;
  • Religious Beliefs;
  • Political Beliefs;
  • Membership in a Social Group; or
  • Threat of Torture (as defined by international conventions).

During the asylum hearing, you will be asked several questions about how you have suffered persecution or oppression in one (or more) of the above categories. It is essential to provide as much evidence and supporting documentation as possible to help validate your claim. Examples include evidence of threats, harassment, physical abuse, kidnapping, imprisonment, or torture.

Contact Our Naperville Asylum Attorneys

At Mevorah & Giglio Law Offices, we work closely with our clients to thoroughly examine their circumstances and put together the strongest possible case for an asylum hearing. We can also accompany you to the hearing to ensure that the asylum officer fully understands the evidence and why you have legitimate reasons to fear persecution. For a free consultation with one of our skilled Illinois immigration attorneys, contact our office today at 630-932-9100.

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