Woodbridge Asylum Attorneys
20+ Years of Experience in Immigration Law
The commitment to human rights and the protection of refugees is the backbone of our team here at Yacub Law Offices, so when it comes to asylum seekers, you can rest assured we will do everything in our power to help.
Individuals and families often seek asylum in the United States if they fear persecution in the country they previously lived. Asylum is meant to protect folks from any harm intended based on race, gender, religion, nationality, or group membership. If you or someone you love qualifies for asylum, we urge you to reach out to our team.
Why Yacub Law Offices?
Our team’s many asylum victories occur as a direct result of our office’s steadfast commitment to human rights and the right to seek protection when a person fears persecution in their home country. This dedication to defending the rights of our clients, and those wrongfully persecuted across the globe, is exactly why our firm is so committed to asylum litigation. However complex or problematic your case may seem, we encourage you to reach out to our team to discuss your case with our compassionate attorneys. We know precisely what you’re up against, and we understand your frustrations and fears, which is why we want to make the legal process as quick and simple as possible.
Who Is Eligible to Apply for Asylum or Refugee Status?
To be eligible for asylum or refugee status, you must be able to show the following:
- You are a victim of persecution and fear for your own safety in your home country.
- Your home country is unwilling or unable to protect you
- You have been persecuted, or have reason to fear persecution, based on your race, nationality, religion, political group, social group, or gender
There are time restrictions for potential asylum applicants. As a rule, all asylum seekers must apply for asylum within one year of entering the United States, after which point, their petition may be invalid unless they can prove certain exceptions. Additionally, if the applicant has a criminal background, attaining asylum may be more challenging.
Difference Between Asylum vs. Refugee Status
The difference between refugee and asylum status is simply where you are located when you submit your application.
If you are physically in the United States, you apply for asylum status.
If you are outside the United States, you apply for refugee status.
How Long Does the Asylum Process Take?
The entire asylum process can vary, sometimes taking 6 months to several years. The reason it can take so long is due to the extensive paperwork and procedures required of applicants, as well as the current backlog in immigration courts. This backlog has caused delays in application decisions and has prolonged the separation of families.
To help ensure that your application goes smoothly, work with an experienced immigration attorney.
Our Firm Is Here To Help
If you are pursuing asylum for protection within the United States, our team at Yacub Law Offices is wholeheartedly committed to helping you and your family find safety and stability. We are dedicated to each and every one of our clients, and we are especially passionate about helping those seeking safety within the borders of our country. If you need help, we’re prepared to walk you through each step of the asylum process, whether you’re just getting started, or are hoping to take the next step through a petition for permanent residency or citizenship.
Ready to get started? Call (703) 552-5051 today to discuss your case with our Woodbridge asylum attorneys at Yacub Law Offices.
My experience with Yacub Law has been excellent. My attorney, Ilana Kramer, is giving our case all the time and attention that is needed to support a young and at risk client.- Yolanda
Yacub Law team, we just want to thank you all for your support and time.- Mohsin Ali & Ansa Shafique
They are a world-class operation. Not only is Ivan Yacub a nationally-recognized authority in immigration law, and a wise and creative mind in legal matters, but he is also backed by an outstanding team of support professionals.- Gladys Giugale
He knows what he can do and will do it. I owe him my life.- Javad Ghandi
Very professional, and the staff is extremely outstanding. Thank you for all the help.- Ryesaps-Rous