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Political Asylum in the United States

Northern Virginia Immigration Attorney

If you fear persecution in your native country on account of your race, religion, political opinion or because of your membership in a particular social group, you may qualify for political asylum. At The Law Offices of Miguel Rivera, we stand ready to aggressively pursue your claim before the U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services. We also stand ready to aggressively litigate your claim before the U.S. Immigration Court if you are placed in removal proceedings. If you fear for your life or the life of your family in your home country, we encourage you to contact The Law Offices of Miguel Rivera to consult with an experienced immigration attorney who can help.

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Eligibility and the Asylum Process

Applicants for political asylum must file their claim with the U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services Asylum Division. At your asylum interview, you will be questioned by an asylum officer who will review your testimony and any supporting documents in favor of your claim. If a determination is made that your testimony is sufficiently credible and well founded, you, and any family members included in your petition will be granted political asylum. However, if your asylum claim is not granted, your case will be referred to an immigration judge for de novo review. De novo review by an immigration judge, however, requires that you be placed in removal proceedings, which underscores the importance of hiring a knowledgeable and experienced immigration attorney at the start of your case. Once you retain The Law Offices of Miguel Rivera you can rest assured that we will prepare your asylum claim with great care in order significantly improve your chances of getting approved. We will also fight tirelessly on your behalf if your asylum claim is referred to an immigration judge. In some circumstances, if your case is denied by an immigration judge you may have legal grounds to appeal your case to the Board of Immigration Appeals or to the appropriate federal appellate court that has jurisdiction over your case. If you believe that you have a valid claim for political asylum, we urge you to contact The Law Offices of Miguel Rivera to schedule a free consultation.

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