Asylum Immigration Lawyers

Our Asylum Immigration Lawyers at New York Law Offices of Norka M. Schell, LLC provide our refugee and asylee clients a leading-edge legal representation before the Executive Office of Immigration Court, Board of Immigration Appeals and USCIS Asylum Offices.

What You Should Know About​ Asylum

Asylum is a defense against removal from the United States. It allows a qualified refugee to remain in the U.S., because the refugee suffered past persecution in his or her home country or because the refugee has a well founded fear of future persecution in the home country. Asylum is universal, and a refugee cannot be removed to any country while in valid asylee status.

What Benefits Can An Refugee Expect if He or She is Granted Asylum Status?

  • If the refugee is granted an asylee status, he or she will receive the following benefits:
  • Receives the Form I-94 Arrival – Departure Document documenting that he or she is able to remain indefinitely in the U.S. in valid asylee     status.
  • Be authorized to work in the United States for the period he or she remains in valid asylee status.
  • May obtain a photo-identity document from the USCIS evidencing his or her employment authorization by applying for an Employment Authorization Document,
  • Be able to request derivative asylum status for his or her spouse and children (unmarried and under 21 years of age).

Asylee Can Apply for a Green Card

Asylee may apply for the green card after she has been physically present in the U.S. for a period of one (01) year counting from the date she was granted the the asylum status.

Follow-to-Join Refugees and Asylees

A person who has been granted asylum or refugee status in the United States (the petitioner) may petition to have his or her spouse and/or unmarried child(children), called beneficiaries, follow-to-join him or her in the United States.

If you are facing removal proceedings, don’t fight alone. Consult our Asylum Immigration Lawyers for a full analysis of your case. Our Asylum Immigration Lawyers are ready to HELP. Call us today at (212) 258-0713 or (973) 621-9300.