Many people come to the United States seeking protection because they have suffered persecution or fear they will be harmed if they return to their home country. Attorney Ashley E. Lively is passionate about asylum and obtaining relief for foreign nationals fleeing from danger. Attorney Ashley Lively has extensive experience in both defensive and affirmative asylum. Attorney Lively has won asylum cases from Mexico, Central America, South America, Africa, China, Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan, Iraq, and many other countries throughout the world.
Asylum is a form of protection from the United States government that may be granted to someone fleeing their country because they have been or will be harmed based on their race, religion, nationality, political opinion, or membership in a particular social group. This area of law is complicated and is constantly changing. However, it can be the last line of defense in protecting someone from being removed to their home country and facing harm.
There are two types of asylum: affirmative and defensive. A person may apply for asylum if they are physically present in the United States and have been persecuted in the past or have a well-founded fear of persecution in the future. A person may also receive a grant of asylum if they can demonstrate that there is a pattern of practice of persecution in their country.
To receive a grant of asylum the persecution suffered or feared must be on account of one’s race, religion, nationality, political opinion, or membership in a particular social group. Attorney Ashley E. Lively has represented and won asylum cases based on all eligible criteria for asylum, including—religion, domestic violence, sexual orientation, political opinion, female genital mutilation, and others.
Foreign Nationals must submit an application for asylum within one year of arriving in the United States. However, there are some exceptions—contact Lively Law Firm to discuss whether these exceptions might apply to your case. Whether you are seeking to file asylum affirmatively with USCIS or defensively in front of the Immigration Court contact Lively Law Firm for a free consultation today!