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New York Asylum Immigration Lawyers

Helping You Seek Asylum in the United States

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).

Why Choose Law Offices Of Norka M. Schell?

  • Family-Centric Approach
    Embracing a family-oriented ethos in our practice, where clients are treated with the care and respect they deserve, fostering lasting relationships built on trust.
  • Extensive Clientele Support
    Having assisted thousands of clients, we understand unique needs and offer tailored solutions for each individual or business.
  • Multilingual Expertise
    Fluency in Spanish and Portuguese to ensure seamless communication and understanding for our diverse clientele.
  • Three Decades of Excellence
    Over 30 years of dedicated legal practice, offering seasoned experience and deep-rooted knowledge.

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

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Why Choose the Law Offices of Norka M. Schell, LLC? 

At the Law Offices of Norka M. Schell, LLC, we are committed to helping individuals and families navigate the U.S. immigration system. We understand the fear and uncertainty that comes with fleeing your home country and are here to provide the compassionate and personalized legal guidance you need. Our team is available to answer your questions and address your concerns every step of the way.

Call our office at (212) 258-0713 or contact us online to schedule a consultation with our team today.


Our Satisfied Clients

  • "Expert Legal Guidance And Support"

    ?Thank you so much for helping the Military Assistance Program! Our service members and their families rest easier knowing they have your expert legal guidance and support. We appreciate all that you do!

    - Eric L.
  • "Remarkably Quick"
    The process has been remarkably quick, and I appreciate the efficiency and professionalism demonstrated throughout. The communication has been excellent, with clear guidance every step of the way.
    - Togar M.
  • "Renewed Sense Of Confidence"
    During my consultation Norka demonstrated care and as a client that was very important to me.Well let’s say I leave her office with a renewed sense of confidence and Trust, she explained how we will work together as a team and I sincerely appreciate
    - Simeon
  • "Your Actions Provided Me A New Life"
    Thank you for your excellent professional. Your actions provided me a new life when you got me at the jail and helped me get my green card.
    - Wilfredo T.
  • "Confident, Forthright and Honest"

    She believes in her ability to do what she does best and this gives us peace of mind knowing that we have someone like her seeking every way to get us the results that both parties are expecting. We would highly recommend her to anyone who is in need of

    - Ramesh
  • "Efficient And Effective"
    She is efficient and effective in everything she does with immigration because she knows how delicate is with the USCIS. She got me out of the immigration facility and gave me another life in my adopted country the United States. That is hard work for me.
    - Lewis B.
  • "O meu green card chegou!"

    O meu green card chegou na última quinta feira,  agradeço você, Dra. Schell por tudo que fez e  graças  DEUS  deu tudo certo.

    - Orbrigado
  • "Committed & Punctual"

    Norka is a great lawyer, and she’s doing an excellent job for me and my family. I commend her work. can trust she is very committed and punctual in everything she does. and does his job with much love and dedication!

    - Anonymous
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