Asylum

Our office is honored to have helped dozens of individuals and families from all over the world win their right to live safely in the United States through asylum. Christine has been working with the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Pro Bono Asylum Program for over 10 years in different capacities, including as Interim Staff Attorney. She is proud to continue to serve as a mentor attorney with the program and participate in panel discussions and trainings.

An applicant for asylum needs to demonstrate past persecution or a well-founded fear of future persecution based on race, religion, nationality, political opinion, or membership in a particular social group. Particular social group can include sexual orientation, gender and situations of domestic violence. An applicant for asylum must submit the application within one year of arrival in the United States. This is called the one-year deadline, and there are certain exceptions that can apply if, for example, circumstances have changed in the applicant’s life or family’s lives, or in his or her home country.

If you are genuinely afraid to return to your home country, asylum may be available to you whether or not you are in legal status here, and even if you have been in the United States for over one year. Please contact us if you have any questions about the process or whether you may be eligible. The consultation is confidential, and we will provide you with an honest and thorough assessment based on experience and up-to-date knowledge of the laws so you can make the best decision about how to move forward.

Personalized, client-centered lawyering makes all the difference. We are on your side and by your side at every step. Our first goal is getting to know you and your unique circumstances so we can help determine the best immigration options for you. We take pride in understanding and staying up-to-date with the complex and ever-changing immigration laws so that we can be there to guide you every step of the way. We look forward to hearing from you!