Leesburg Asylum & Humanitarian Relief Lawyer
In the United States there are several forms of humanitarian relief for those who fear returning to their home country. Asylum is one form of relief granted to individuals who are in the U.S. and are unwilling or unable to return home on account of persecution or a well-founded fear of persecution based on race, religion, nationality, membership in a particular social group, or political opinion. If asylum status is granted, the asylee may apply for lawful permanent residence and eventually citizenship. The asylee may also be allowed to work in the U.S. At Whitbeck Cisneros McElroy we can review your claim, help to prepare your asylum application, research country conditions, and thoroughly document your claim for asylum. We may also help you prepare for and accompany you to your asylum interview. Contact our Leesburg asylum & humanitarian relief lawyers for more information.
Individuals applying for asylum, or other humanitarian relief, should try to meet with an experienced attorney before they are interviewed by an asylum officer, or in advance of appearing before an immigration judge. The documentation you provide and your interview answers are critical to determining whether you are found to have a credible fear of returning to your home country and are granted asylum.
Asylum is not the only type of humanitarian relief which would allow a defense to removal from the U.S. Battered spouses and children may be eligible for Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) cancellation of removal. Other relief may be provided pursuant to the United Nations Convention Against Torture (CAT) and using Withholding of Removal. At Whitbeck Cisneros McElroy, our immigration attorney has demonstrated great ability to handle complex immigration issues and has developed a track record of insight, dedication and success with a multitude of asylum cases relating to issues around the world. Contact our Leesburg and Loudoun County asylum and humanitarian relief lawyers today.