Are you a refugee from another country and unclear on what it takes to apply for asylum in the U.S.?
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Our experienced, trusted immigration attorneys can help. We are Wilner & O’Reilly, APLC, with law offices California, Utah, and Idaho.
Whether you are here legally or illegally, you may file for asylum if you are physically in the United States and are not a U.S. citizen.
Many individuals apply for asylum at their port of entry and others apply for political asylum by filing an Application for Asylum and for Withholding of Removal. Wilner & O’Reilly immigration lawyers can assist in filing your application and help you to remain in the United States.
To tell you more about us — Wilner & O’Reilly, APLC, was established in 2003 by two top-rated attorneys recognized for their knowledge and abilities in this highly complex area of law. Richard M. Wilner is board-certified as a specialist in Immigration and Nationality Law by the State Bar of California. Kelly S. O’Reilly is a former officer with Citizenship and Immigration Services (legacy Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS). Together, they lead a team of accomplished lawyers and legal professionals serving clients on a local, national and international level.
Our dedicated immigration lawyers give you the facts and options you need to make sound decisions about the forms of relief based upon fear of persecution, harm or torture in the native country, which include:
- Asylum — in which an individual must prove to the court that he or she has a legitimate fear of harm if returned to the native country.
- Withholding of removal — similar to asylum, in that a person must show that there is a genuine threat to his or her life or freedom on the basis of race, religion, nationality, political opinion, or membership in a social group.
Withholding of removal is a mandatory form of relief if the applicant is qualified. Asylum, on the other hand, is discretionary.
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