From the beginnings of the United States, our country has aspired to be a new home for people fleeing persecution around the world. U.S. law provides the possibility of asylum for refugees living elsewhere, as well as people living in the U.S. who fear they will be harmed if they return to their countries of origin or other countries where they have lived. Millions of refugees have overcome tremendous odds to start new lives in the U.S.
Refugees and asylum-seekers in the U.S. face many challenges, including successfully arguing their cases to immigration officers and judges, and living day-to-day in a society that can fail to live up to the egalitarian principles it espouses. One of our goals, asylum case-by-asylum case, is to hold our society to those principles, by providing comprehensive and determined legal representation to our clients, and by doing our small part to connect asylum-seekers to any other services they may need.
Specific types of asylum-related legal assistance we provide include submitting Form I-589 Application for Asylum and Withholding of Removal, preparing applicants for interviews with asylum officers, and requesting the release on bond or parole of detained asylum seekers.