Political Asylum Lawyer in Manhattan
What Is Political Asylum?
Political asylum is a relief available for people who flee their homeland out of fear of persecution by the government, or those who are members of a particular social group that has been persecuted solely because they are a member of that group. Patricia has a particular passion for asylum and human rights law due to her Cuban heritage and she understands the plights of political asylees.
In order to obtain this benefit in the United States, the person must apply for asylum within one year of entering the country. As this process can be complicated, it is always recommended that a person obtain the help of an experienced political asylum lawyer such as the ones at the Law Office of Patricia M. Machado, P.C.
How to Apply for Political Asylum
In order to obtain asylum, the government must confirm that the person has entered the country for the purpose of escaping persecution or danger. The applicant will be interviewed by an officer in order to convince them that they deserve political asylum. If they cannot do this, they will be referred to a judge who will then charge the individual and set a date for his/her hearing.
During the hearing, the applicant must convince the judge that they will be persecuted for their political beliefs, or for their membership in a particular social group if sent back, and they do this by demonstrating that persecution occurred in the past. The probability that the applicant will be persecuted in the future will also be considered.
Benefits of Applying for Asylum
While these kinds of cases can be difficult and unpredictable, applying for asylum will allow those immigrants to become eligible for work authorization while the matter is being decided. If they prevail, they can obtain permanent residence.
By working with the compassionate New York City political asylum attorney at the Law Office of Patricia M. Machado, P.C., you have the help of legal professionals who understands what to expect in these cases and how to prepare. Get the representation you need by calling our firm today to begin working on your case.