immigration lawyerIndividuals in need of protection from persecution or fear of persecution due to their race, religion, nationality, or political opinion can apply for asylum in the United States. Those who are eligible for asylum may gain permission to remain in the United States.


If you are at a United States port of entry, you may apply for asylum. But what goes into gaining asylum? The Perales Law Firm can provide the legal assistance you require in order to be granted asylum. We understand the ins and outs of immigration law and will gladly assist you throughout every step of the asylum seeking process. With an immigration lawyer by your side, your asylum process will proceed accordingly.

How to Apply for Asylum

In order to apply for asylum, you must complete Form I-589, Application for Asylum and for Withholding of Removal. Individuals who have entered the United States illegally or those who have been convicted of a crime may still apply for asylum. Undocumented immigrants must file for asylum within one year of arriving and cannot be in removal proceedings. Those convicted of a crime may be barred from being granted asylum. As such, any criminal history must be disclosed in Form I-589 as well as in the asylum interview. Failing to disclose such information will lead to fines or imprisonment.


If you require assistance preparing for your asylum interview or filling out the required forms, Attorney Marcos Perales can help. Once you apply for asylum, a decision should be made within 180 days after the filing date.

Asylum Seekers Benefit by Hiring An Immigration Lawyer

Asylum seekers shouldn’t have to face more struggles or obstacles when it comes to escaping persecution. The Perales Law Firm is made up of bilingual immigration law experts who understand the complicated and nuanced aspects of immigration.


If you or a loved one require assistance in regard to asylum or immigration, we can help. Attorney Marcos Perales has been serving the Border community for many years. He has built a strong and positive reputation as the area’s foremost immigration attorney. Give our law firm a call today to learn more about what we can do to help.