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Seeking Safety: Asylum Assistance In Orlando

Seeking asylum in the United States can be a crucial step towards safety and protection for individuals facing persecution in their home countries. At Ivanor Law Firm, our lawyers comprehend the complexities and emotional strain of seeking asylum. Our team of attorneys is dedicated to providing compassionate guidance and expert legal support to those seeking asylum protection.

Understanding Asylum Criteria

The process of seeking asylum involves meeting specific legal criteria set by U.S. immigration law. To be eligible for asylum, individuals must demonstrate a well-founded fear of persecution or harm in their home country due to factors such as race, religion, nationality, political opinion or membership in a particular social group.

Here’s how we can help:

  • Persecution grounds: Our attorneys delve into the nuances of what constitutes persecution. This can encompass a wide range of threats, including physical violence, imprisonment, discrimination or severe economic hardship inflicted by governmental or nongovernmental entities.
  • Evidence collection: Building a compelling asylum case involves assembling detailed and credible evidence to support your claim. We guide you through gathering documentation, testimonies and expert opinions that substantiate the threats you face in your home country. This evidence is crucial in establishing the validity of your asylum application.
  • Legal strategy: Crafting a robust legal strategy is pivotal. Our attorneys prepare your case, focusing on presenting your story in a manner that aligns with asylum criteria. We emphasize the importance of articulating your fear of persecution based on the qualifying grounds, ensuring clarity and coherence in your narrative.
  • Interview preparation: As part of the asylum process, applicants undergo interviews with immigration officials. We offer thorough guidance and preparation for these interviews, ensuring you are equipped to effectively convey your situation, address any queries and substantiate your claim for asylum.
  • Appeal and review: In cases where initial asylum applications face challenges or denials, our team is prepared to navigate appeals and review processes. We work diligently to address concerns, present additional evidence and advocate for your rights in appellate proceedings to secure a favorable outcome.

At Ivanor Law Firm, our attorneys recognize the critical nature of asylum applications and their potential life-changing impact. Our commitment is unwavering – we stand by your side, working tirelessly to advocate for your safety and protection.

Compassionate Guidance Throughout

Our approach is rooted in providing comprehensive support. From the initial consultation to the final decision, we stand by your side, offering unwavering legal assistance for immigration issues. We prioritize clear communication, ensuring you understand every step of the asylum process and remain informed about the progress of your case.

What Is A Refugee?

A refugee is defined as under INA 101(a)(42)(A):

“Any person who is outside any country of such person’s nationality or, in the case of a person having no nationality, is outside any country in which such person last habitually resided and who is unable or unwilling to return to, and is unable or unwilling to avail himself or herself of the protection of, that country because of persecution or a well-founded fear or persecution on account of race, religion, nationality, membership in a particular social group, or political opinion.”

Establishing Persecution In An Asylum Case

Under Asylum you must first establish Persecution. Persecution is the infliction of harm or suffering. Matter of Kasinga, 21 I&N 357, 365 (BIA 1996). Not all harm rises to the level of persecution. Persecution is an extreme concept that does not include low-level intimidation or harassment. Molina-Cabrera v. Sessions, 905 F.3d 1103, 1105 (8th Cir. 2018).

Persecution does not encompass all treatment that our society regards as unfair, unjust, or even unlawful or unconstitutional. Matter of A-B, 27 I&N 316 (A.G. 2018). The level of harm suffered must be severe. Id.  The Seventh Circuit has stated that no physical harm is required to demonstrate persecution. Ayele v. Holder, 564 F3d 862, 871 (7th Cir. 2009).

Psychological harm can rise to the level or persecution. The Fourth Circuit has held that “the threat of death alone constitutes persecution.” Tairou v. Whitaker, 909 F.3d 702, 708 (4th Cir. 2018). Having nightmares, being unable to sleep, and being depressed are examples of this type of harm. A psychological evaluation in conjunction with working with your Attorney can help strengthen your case.  Watching your loved once suffer can also be used.  “In many instances, watching a loved one suffer is more harmful than suffering oneself.” N.L.A. v. Holder, 744 F.3d 425, 432 (7th Cir. 2014).

For an Asylum claim to be successful in Court be ready to argue a well-founded fear of future persecution on account of a protected ground (Nexus). These are the five protected grounds:

  1. Race
  2. Religion
  3. Nationality
  4. Political Opinion
  5. Membership in a Particular Social Group

Here, at the Ivanor Law Firm, we utilize all of the tools to assist clients in presenting the best possible asylum claims. Allow our combined experience of over 50 years to work for you and your loved ones! We have a team of three Attorneys and paralegals to assist you in your Immigration needs.  We utilize a team approach, and we all work on the cases together.

How Do You Prove Physical Harm In Your Asylum Case?

Physical harm includes being beaten, raped, imprisoned and tortured. You should try to photograph all the scars and proof of abuse. Get hospital records and doctor records from your home country, if possible.  Try to get letters or evidence from Doctors about the harm suffered. Police report always help. Affidavits from others who know about the abuse suffered.

Did You Know You Can Also Prove Economic Harm As A Basis For Your Asylum Claim?

Did you know that if you resided in another country (other than your own Country) or were able to obtain residence or a temporary authorization to work or live there you might now not be able to claim asylum in the United States? This is called firm resettlement, and you should work with your Attorney to fight against this allegation that the Government will argue in Court.

Did you know that the Government will argue that relocation to another part of the Country was possible, which could defeat your Asylum claim. Work with your Attorney to fight against this.

Secure Your Path To Safety

Navigating the asylum process demands experienced and compassionate legal representation. Contact us today for a confidential consultation. Call 407-255-2065 or contact us online to schedule an appointment. We offer steadfast support to individuals seeking safety within U.S. borders.

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