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  Philadelphia Asylum Attorney

The threat of returning to a country where you have suffered persecution and where you fear for your life is terrifying. Since its founding, the United States has offered safe haven to thousands of people who were persecuted in their native lands. If you or someone you love has endured persecution in their country of origin or has a “well-founded fear of persecution” on account of race, religion, nationality, membership in a social group, or political opinion, you may be eligible to apply for asylum. But remember, your application for asylum must be filed within one year of the date you arrive in the United States, so time is of the essence.

The rules and regulations governing the asylum process are found in the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR). As with all immigration matters, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) oversees the asylum process. Throughout the process you have numerous legal rights, including the right to an attorney who can help you file the proper paperwork and fight for you at all times.

In order to request asylum, the government, through USCIS, requires you to fill out Form I-589 (Application for Asylum and for Withholding of Removal). You are then interviewed by an Asylum Officer or Immigration Judge and can present testimony. After review, the Officer or Judge will issue a decision. If granted asylum, you are permitted to remain in the U.S. and apply for citizenship. You can also request that your spouse and any children under 21 years of age also receive protection and live with you in the United States.

Attorney Sam Alboum has represented numerous refugees seeking asylum. That is why, when it comes time to file for asylum, you should contact Attorney Sam Alboum, a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association. Sam is familiar with the laws and regulations of asylum. Because he directly involves himself in every aspect of each client’s case, Sam is able to provide a level of committed, responsive representation not often found in today’s fast-paced world. Sam speaks fluent German, and also can arrange interpreter services as needed.

If you, a loved one or friend is seeking asylum, contact Philadelphia Immigration Attorney Sam Alboum at (215) 546-3820, or click here to send Sam an email.