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Asylum Lawyer in Carrollton, TX

Asylum & Immigration Help for Refugees

At Nathan Christensen P.C., asylum matters were a significant factor in the decision to practice immigration law. Our attorneys and staff are dedicated to helping those whose lives are have been endangered in their home countries. We want to help immigrants in these situations enjoy a better quality of life by obtaining asylum in the United States. Attorney Nathan Christensen has successfully helped many clients with asylum cases.

Please contact our law firm at (972) 497-1017 to schedule an initial consultation.

The Challenge of Obtaining Asylum

Asylum is extremely difficult to obtain and more applications are denied than approved. A high crime rate in your home country is not sufficient to have your application approved. A person seeking asylum must be able to demonstrate a “well-founded fear of persecution” based on specific factors. The threat must come from either the government or a group that is out of the government’s control.

undefinedAsylum may be granted if a person can show a fear of persecution based on:

  • Race
  • Nationality
  • Religion
  • Political opinion
  • Affiliation with a particular social group

If asylum is granted, your status will eventually change to permanent residence. That means you get a green card and eventually can get citizenship. An application for asylum must be completed within a year of entering the United States. If you have been in the country longer, the conditions in the country must have changed or your own personal circumstances must have changed within the prior year. Anyone may apply for asylum, regardless of legal immigration status.

Asylum vs. Refugee Status

The difference between an asylee and a refugee mostly comes from where the person seeking protection requests this status. Asylees are those who request asylum status in the United States, while refugees request refugee status before entering the country.

Those with asylum or refugee status can remain in the United States indefinitely, or until the conditions of their home country return to normal. They can also apply for a work permit once their status is approved, a green card after a year, and for citizenship after five years.

Helping Clients Navigate the Asylum Process

The process of applying for asylum can be complicated, and you may feel discouraged because so many applications are denied. However, having a qualified Carrollton asylum attorney to help you navigate the process can help. Our firm will review your claim and provide an honest assessment of your chances for approval. If you have a good chance and decide to move forward, we will work hard to help you achieve your goal.

If you have questions about asylum or refugee status, please contact us today at (972) 497-1017.

“I’ve been working on various immigration requirements for the better part of 10 years now & I can say with absolute certainty that Nathan is the best lawyer I’ve encountered within that time (and I’ve met a few). Right from the beginning he made sure I understood my rights and the road ahead, providing a step-by-step guide to make my applications go as smoothly as possible. He was always available to meet and discuss my case, while also staying in contact via email/phone if I couldn’t make it in. Thanks to Nate I now have my Permanent Residency established and I look forward to returning to him in the near future to begin applying for Citizenship.”

- Eric N.
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