Asylum is a form of protection that allows individuals who are in the United States to remain here provided that they meet the definition of a refugee and are not barred from either applying for or being granted asylum. Eventually they might become lawful permanent resident. Every year, thousands of people come to the United States in need of protection because they have been persecuted or fear they will be persecuted on account of their: Race, Religion, Nationality, Membership in a particular social group, and/or Political Opinion. Those who are in the United States and wish to apply for asylum must do so before the first anniversary of their entry to the U.S.
The asylum process begins with US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS). If USCIS does not grant asylum, the case will then be transferred to the Immigration Judge. South Florida immigration Attorney Jorge L. Delgado represents applicants at any and all stages of the asylum application process, including the application before USCIS until the final decision by the Judge or the Board of Appeals.