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Asylum Attorney in Dallas

Helping Immigrants with the Asylum Process in Texas

The United States is the world leader in granting entry to asylum seekers. Over 2 million refugees have been admitted into the U.S. since 1980 but that doesn’t mean it’s an easy or automatic process. Though the U.S. does grant asylum status to a large number of people, the denial rates are still very high.

Whether you are just beginning or are continuing the process of applying for asylum in the United States, Meaders Law can help. Our Dallas immigration lawyer is skilled in leading people through the process.

Need help with the asylum process? Our Dallas attorneys are always available to help. Call now at (972) 440-1418.

What is Asylum?

Sadly, many people experience persecution in their home countries. In 1948, the United Nations came up with a way to help immigrants escape the severe hardships they suffer under their nation’s government. It’s called asylum.

In 1980, the United States passed the Refugee Act, which made a way for asylum seekers to enter the U.S. and find protection under U.S. laws. After one year, individuals who have obtained asylum status may apply for permanent residence, work legally, and receive a social security card.

Who Qualifies for Asylum in the USA?

If you have come to the U.S. for protection from persecution in another country you may apply for asylum. You must be able to prove that you have experienced persecution in at least one of five ways.

The eligible categories of persecution include:

  • Religion
  • Race
  • Nationality
  • Political opinion
  • Social group memberships

You may apply for asylum up to one year after you have entered the United States. If you have resided in the U.S. for more than one year, you may also apply for asylum if you meet certain criteria, as set forth by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services.

Current Challenges for Individuals Seeking Asylum in the U.S.

Dallas is home to many asylum seekers. If you are seeking protection, Meaders Law can help. We are knowledgeable in helping people get asylum in the United States. We care about your safety and will work hard to provide you the opportunity of lifelong freedom in America.

If you are seeking asylum, call Meaders Law at (972) 440-1418.

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