Your Trusted Asylum Lawyer in San Antonio
Are you searching for an asylum lawyer in San Antonio, TX? Look no further than Vidaurri, Lyde, Rodriguez & Haynes, L.L.P. Those seeking asylum in the United States, if granted, will have protection provided by the government.
Each and every year, thousands of people apply for asylum in the hopes of being approved for the various protections and benefits available to people with asylum status.
It’s important to know that applying for asylum can be a complicated and difficult process. The rules and requirements for obtaining asylum status change all the time. That is why it’s crucial to hire an experienced, attentive asylum lawyer who can be there for you each step of the way. Our lawyers will guide you through the process from beginning to end and will fight for you each step of the way.
Requirements for Seeking Asylum
In order to be approved for asylum, the asylum seeker must be able to prove that they are facing persecution (or a threat to his/her life) on account of their religion, race, nationality, political opinion or membership in a particular social group.
If you came to the United States illegally or have overstayed your entry, you may still apply for asylum as long as you are already in the country.
If you have more questions about seeking asylum, including who may not be eligible, how it works if you have children, or anything else, please feel free to call our office.
The Benefits of Asylum Status
People who are approved for asylum status have access to certain benefits, including:
- Work Authorization – Once you are granted asylum, you are given work authorization, which means you are able to work and make money.
- Social Security Card – Once you are granted asylum, you may apply for a Social Security card. The government will issue you a card so you are able to open a bank account, apply for a loan, etc. It is the most important personal identification number for those living in the country.
- Green Card – After 12 months of being granted asylum, you will then be able to apply for a green card (which is permanent residence status). Green card holders may apply for citizenship after 5 years (the first year as an asylum counts towards the 5 years).
How an Asylum Attorney Can Help You
While there is no requirement to seek out an attorney to assist with applying for asylum, we strongly recommend it. The asylum application process is ever-changing, which makes it an extremely complicated legal matter. The system is managed by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, who have control over what forms and information are needed.
The best chance for approval comes when you hire a skilled asylum lawyer to help you to ensure eligibility, review your application, assist in completing all necessary documentation, and present your case. Vidaurri, Lyde, Rodriguez & Haynes, L.L.P. can help in all of these areas, as well as helping you prepare for your interview.
Even if an applicant is approved for asylum, there are careful steps that must be followed to ensure that they remain protected until they become a U.S. citizen. Our associates will be there for you throughout the entire process.
We aim to provide our clients with the best possible chance of being granted asylum, and we’re prepared to review your case. If you or someone you know is in the process of applying for asylum, contact Vidaurri, Lyde, Rodriguez & Haynes, L.L.P.