Why is it important to start the asylum process with a lawyer?
In recent months, the office has made different representation contracts in immigration court. Representation in immigration court can only be done by an immigration attorney with the proper license required to practice law. One of the biggest problems we have encountered, especially when it comes to defending asylum requests, is that the asylum request was not duly made from the beginning of the process, and it is necessary to supplement it. In today's blog we are going to be explaining the importance of carrying out the asylum process from the beginning with a lawyer.
The asylum process is one of the most complex procedures in the immigration area. The process has two parts: the asylum application and the defense of the asylum.
The asylum application can be made before USCIS or directly in the immigration court, depending on where your process is located. It is extremely important that, at the time of submitting the asylum application, all the necessary explanations that support your asylum claim are formulated. When you apply for asylum in the United States, you must show that you are afraid to return to your country of origin, because doing so will result in some kind of harm, imprisonment, torture, or even because you fear for your life. Applying for asylum is extremely personal. When the request is made, it is necessary to narrate, with all the facts and characteristics, the abuse suffered in your country of origin, the way in which you suffered or will suffer if you return, and all the facts with which you base your request. Many applications that are reviewed by the Firm and that were not prepared by lawyers contain general language that does not specify the harm and fear suffered by the applicant upon returning to the country. This is extremely detrimental to the applicant. Immigration courts and judges do not take very well to the general language of these applications and see them as cut and paste. It is necessary for you to be successful in your asylum application, to be as detailed as possible, explaining what your fear consists of, the way in which you suffered in your country of origin, and the way in which you could suffer if you are deported.
Another, and perhaps the biggest problem that the firm has encountered when working on these cases, is the lack of documentary evidence to support its request. It is extremely necessary for you to document your fear of returning to your country of origin. Your testimony, while important, on its own has little validity. Many times, it is true that the client does not have all the evidence to support his claim, but the more evidence is presented, both to the court and to the official who can hear his case, the better. And this evidence must be presented, for the most part, from the time the application is submitted. An asylum, presented without evidence, has little chance of success in court.
Appearing in court without representation by an attorney can have serious consequences for your immigration case. Master hearings are of extreme procedural importance for your immigration case, and in many cases, waiting until the last minute to hire a lawyer will be detrimental to your procedure.
Finally, remember that submitting an asylum application frivolously, and without the required documentation and arguments, is illegal, and you could be penalized, denying you any immigration benefits.
If you need to file an asylum application, or need help defending your asylum application, you need to speak with an immigration attorney. Only an immigration lawyer will know how to orient and guide you on the best path to follow for a favorable resolution to your case. If you need help with your asylum process, don't hesitate to call us. At Y. Morejon Attorney, P.A. we work immigration cases, and we can help you with yours. Here, your problem is our problem.
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