Indianapolis Asylum Lawyer
Our Team Can Help You Seek Refuge in The U.S.
In some cases, a person may quality for refugee or asylum status if they are fleeing from persecution in their own country. Someone who is going to file for asylum status would need to enter the country and file within a read of when they arrived, or later if the situation in their home country that is preventing them from returning safely began after they arrived in the U.S. Someone who wants to apply for refugee status can do so from outside of the United States. Other than that, you will find that they are quite similar.
One of the important things to note about these statuses is that there needs to be proof that there is reasonable fear of persecution from the applicant’s home country. This could be due to their race, religion, membership in a social group, their political believes, and similar factors.
What Are The Benefits of Asylum?
After you are granted asylee status, you will receive certain documents and have certain rights in the United States.
- Employment Authorization Document (EAD) - authorization to work in the U.S.
- Social Security card
- Refugee Travel Documents (requires approval)
- Ability to request asylum status for spouse or children listed in your asylum application
- After 1 year, you may apply for permanent residence or a green card via
You may also be eligible for these programs following through your local Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR). These are only available for a limited time, so be sure to ask about them if you need them.
- English language training
- Financial assistance
- Medical assistance
- Employment assistance - preparation and job placement
In addition, male asylees between the ages of 18 and 26 must register for Selective Service -- failure to do so may negatively affect their ability to become U.S. citizens in the future and the ability to obtain other benefits.
Seeking refugee or asylum status in the United States? Contact an experienced Indianapolis asylum attorney at Law Offices of Eugene Mogilevsky online or call (317) 743-7958.
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