Affirmative asylum refers to a foreign national who has voluntarily applied for asylum – this individual may be residing in the US already or may make application upon entry to the United States (a person seeking affirmative asylum has to submit an application within one year of their arrival).
Blandon Law has decades of experience assisting clients through this process, which can be time-consuming and confusing for applicants. The most important benefit of winning an asylum case is that ONE year after becoming an asylee, a foreign national may apply for legal permanent residency. Legal permanent residents can live and work in the United States. They can also bring spouses and children to the US and receive government assistance.
It is important to review this announcement to be sure that your interview with USCIS (“Immigration”) is scheduled during the processing time announced in the Bulletin. If you have any questions, please contact our office at 954-385-0157. Our lawyers travel throughout the country to Asylum Office interviews and Immigration Court hearings.
View the Affirmative Asylum Scheduling Bulletin