Are you scared to return to your country of origin due to persecution? If you are facing persecution or fear of persecution in your home country on account of your race, nationality, political views, or belonging to a particular social group, you may be eligible for political asylum. At the Law Offices of Elsa Martinez, PLC, we firmly believe that no person should have to suffer from hostility or fear for their safety. Our Los Angeles political asylum attorneys are dedicated to helping you through the application process to seek safety in the U.S.
In order to seek asylum, you must do so at any port of entry of the U.S. or within one year of being present in the U.S. You will need to provide evidence of the persecution or founded fear of persecution to begin the application process, this may come in the form of a detailed declaration, and if available other supporting documentation. Once you have filed the initial application, you will have an interview at an asylum office in the district closest to your place or residence where you will be asked a variety of questions. You will then have the opportunity to declare under oath with the use of an interpreter of your choice, and further discuss the persecution you have faced or are likely to face and show evidence by testimony or other documentary evidence that you could face further persecution if you return to your home country.
Typically after the interview has been conducted, you will undergo a waiting period before you have an answer. You will then either find that the agency has recommended asylum or you would be referred to an Immigration Judge to review your case. Our firm is here to help you make your case and document your fears in the most comprehensive way possible. We will represent you during your asylum interview before the agency and the Immigration Judge if necessary.
Our Los Angeles immigration attorneys are compassionate and effective in our representation and legal guidance. We are dedicated to keeping you informed on the status of your case and being honest with you throughout all proceedings. Asylum requires a significant amount and standard of evidence, which is why having a firm like ours on your side is essential to your success.
To set up an initial appointment, contact our office today at (213) 985-4550.