Helping You Seek The Protections Of Asylum

The United States offers asylum to individuals who have suffered persecution in their home countries. Asylum is an important aspect of U.S. immigration policy, but you must take the proper steps to ensure you receive the protections you need. If you recently came to the U.S. to escape harm or the threat of harm in your home country, you must apply for asylum.

Attorney Drew Elesh of Immigration Law Office in Chicago, Illinois, can help you seek asylum in the U.S. With more than 20 years of experience, he knows how to guide you through the process efficiently and effectively.

We know that returning home is not an option for you. We will help you and your family members seek asylee status.

Who Can Apply For Asylum?

To be eligible for asylum, you must have suffered persecution or reasonably believe that you will suffer persecution if you return home. There are five grounds of persecution that qualify for asylum:

  • Political opinion
  • Membership in a certain social group
  • Religion
  • Nationality
  • Race

Helping You File An Application

In order to obtain status as an asylee in the United States, you must file an application with the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) within one year of arriving in the country. At our firm, we will make sure you have all of the proper paperwork and have filled out your application correctly before submitting it.

Once you are granted asylum, you will be legally allowed to work in the U.S. After one year of receiving asylee status, we can help you apply for a green card.

Bringing Your Family To The U.S.

We understand that if you are seeking asylum, your family may also be at risk. We can help you seek to bring your young children and spouse to the U.S. after you have been granted asylum.

Se Habla Español — Schedule A Free Consultation

Lawyer Drew Elesh and paralegal Alberta Cruz are ready to help you seek asylum. Call us at 773-877-3982 or send us an email to schedule an appointment.