Houston Immigration Asylum Attorneys
Individuals who are subjected to persecution in their country of origin often apply for asylum. They may face persecution in various areas, including:
- Political beliefs
- Religious beliefs
- Social membership
- Other areas
Attaining asylum in the United States is often a complicated process. It is highly advisable to obtain legal guidance from a qualified attorney who has experience in asylum and immigration law. Attorney Craig L. Pena has many years of experience in immigration matters, including asylum cases. Houston Attorney Pena offers a free consultation to discuss your asylum case.
Filing for Asylum
To start the asylum process, an applicant is required to file the Application for Asylum or Withholding of Removal (the applicant’s spouse and children should also be included when appropriate). This form should contain all relevant evidence to support the applicant’s reasons for applying for asylum. Generally speaking, there is a one year filing deadline starting when the applicant entered the United States. The form is filed with the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services. The process is complicated and the applicant is advised to obtain experienced legal assistance.
Can an Asylum Applicant Work During the Application Process?
This is a simple question with a complicated answer. Your immigration attorney will explain the “asylum clock” and the 180 day rule. There are numerous regulations that apply to each case. Sometimes there is a hold on the asylum clock. There is often a great amount of confusion as to whether or not an asylum applicant can legally work during the application process. It is advisable to ask your immigration attorney before an applicant attempts to work.
Complimentary Consultation with Houston Immigration Asylum Attorney Craig L. Pena
If you are in a position where you were or are subject to persecution and are seeking asylum in the United States, obtain the legal advice of an experienced immigration attorney. Houston Attorney Craig L. Pena has been helping clients with immigration matters since 2006. He is a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association as well as the Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association. He is experienced in the following areas:
- Family and employer-employee decisions
- All aspects of immigration cases
- Other areas – ask Attorney Pena
To schedule your complimentary case review, contact the Houston Law Firm of Craig L. Pena by calling 832-833-6595.