The United States of America is the land of the free, as many like to call it. But is this what our immigration policies demonstrate? Immigrants from all over the world look to America as a source of freedom and a way out of the demoralizing and corrupt countries they may come from. While many do not understand any other way of living and choose to raise their children in those countries, others seek refuge in America as a place of protection, a place of freedom, and as a place of hope. But what are we doing do help these people so desperate to have a chance at life?
The Story of One Man Full of Hope
One 35-year old Syrian man, Abdul, fled his country when he discovered the Regime was searching for a customer of his and was targeting anyone that was associated to him. Knowing that the Regime would torture and kill him if he was found, Abdul escaped to the United States with just a backpack on his back, using business visas he had acquired some time before. Since then, 2013, Abdul has been separated from his wife and son. He hangs on to the hope that one day, he and his family will be able to live a hopeful and prosperous life in the freedom of America.
Upon entering the United States, Abdul immediately sought residency throughasylum. While he believed he would be separated from his family for less than 2 months, Abdul remains separated to this day. Sadly, Abdul must remain away from his family until his asylum request is finalized. In the meantime, he must live knowing that his son is growing up while he is away and his wife must act as the emotional support of two parents until they can be reunited again.
In addition, Abdul’s wife and son take refuge in Kuwait, living as unauthorized residents. Abdul sends his wife some of the money he earns in the United States in order to pay regular penalties his wife and son face for overstaying their visas in Kuwait. Abdul’s wife is not permitted to work and his son is refused an education. Sadly, both are denied any medical treatment due to their illegitimate residency.
What Does This Mean for Other People Seeking Asylum?
Like Abdul, thousands of other asylum seekers remain desperate to escape the oppression and violence of their home countries by gaining residency in the United States. Unfortunately, due to the Federal government failing to provide enough resources for immigrant, the backlogging of asylum seekers is increasing every day.
In fact, since 2011, the amount of pending asylum cases rose from roughly 9,000 to 82,000 in March 2015. This means that number for pending asylum petitions has increased by over 800 percent in the four-year time span stated previously. Tragically, this extends asylum seeker’s period of uncertainty from 6 month to 2 years, to 2 to 4 years. This is devastating for those separated from their families.
How Pozo Goldstein, LLP May Be Able to Help You
If you are a person seeking asylum, it is important to talk to an understanding and experienced asylum attorney. Choosing the right legal advice can determine whether your asylum case is taking priority. Here at Pozo Goldstein, LLP, our Miami asylum and immigration lawyers understand the need to gain you and your family freedom. Every person is entitled to The American Dream. Every person deserves freedom and the option to live a prosperous life exempt from constant fear.
Our team is made up of highly-skilled individuals, former US immigration prosecutors, and former judges, giving you top-tier representation through the entire case. You don’t have to stand alone. Let us fight for you.
Call our Miami immigration attorneys at Pozo Goldstein, LLP to get started with your case immediately.