In the United States, we pride ourselves on our freedom: Freedom of speech, freedom of religion, etc. However, in many other countries, there is no such freedom. Persecution abounds, and there are millions of people who want nothing more than to relocate to a place where they are free to live, speak, and believe what they will – within reason – without persecution. Many of these people attempt to flee persecution by applying for asylum in the United States.
The U.S. accepts a specific number of legally qualified refugees to immigrate under asylum each year. In the years 2011, the refugee admissions ceiling was 80,000, as it has been for many successive fiscal years. This number is determined each year by the President and Congress and could change for any given year.
To qualify, you must prove that you would be persecuted on one of the following grounds:
Additionally, you must establish that your persecution is being caused by the government, or that the government is unable to control the actions of those responsible for your persecution.
If you are seeking asylum in the United States, the sooner you act, the better. With the limited number of refugees accepted, as well as the time and effort required to apply and be considered, time is of the essence, and the assistance of a competent Miami immigration attorney is an absolute necessity.
At Pozo Goldstein, LLP, our attorneys include two former immigration prosecutors and a former Miami-Dade county judge. Our combined experience in immigration law exceeds 90 years, proving that we have the experience to aggressively and effectively fight for your right to remain in the United States. You deserve to live a free life, and we want nothing more than to help you succeed in gaining that freedom.
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To schedule your free, in-office case evaluation and to see how we could fight for you, contact a Miami immigration asylum attorney from our firm today. Your freedom is our top highest goal.
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