To Whom Is Asylum Granted?

To Whom Is Asylum Granted

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“Let go of the illusion that it could have been different.” I was surprised with how much this quote resonated when I read it recently; my breakup was over a year ago. Humans hang on to illusions of a future that could have been — with a former boyfriend, a former spouse, a homeland – because the idea of that former place is comfortable. The idea of a future with a stranger or in a strange country is prickly. Anything new is uncomfortable. Asylum I-589 cases are granted to applicants who bravely accept their discomfort, leave their home country, and come to the United States.

Do I Need to Be in the United States to Apply for Asylum?

That said, a person does not need to be in the United States to get protection in this country. The word “asylum” is for a foreigner who applies on an I-589 asylum application while living in the United States. A refugee lives outside the United States and files different forms. But the United States uses the same laws for both asylees and refugees. So, if you are living outside the United States, I encourage you to read all our asylum blog entries.

The Blandon Law team has over 20 years of experience helping asylees. In fact, the mother and father of our founding attorney were refugees from Cuba, brought to this country on the Freedom Flights in the 1960s. The Blandon Law team will become your confidantes. After several conversations, the discomfort of talking to strangers melts away. The new beginning in this country — which once seemed so impossible compared to how things were done “in the old country” – comes into focus.

Asylum Is Granted to Those Who Can Show Not Tell

The only sure thing about asylum is that one never knows which case will actually win. We have lost “obvious” cases and won “miracle” cases. Despite this roller coaster of emotions, we specialize in asylum because our specialty is to help foreigners SHOW that they will be harmed if they return to their home countries. Unlike in other countries, where the government does the research to determine whether persons deserve protection, EACH PERSONS applying for asylum must do their independent research and add it to their asylum application.

Blandon Law attorneys can be hired for that research, if the client wants to do the application on their own. Blandon Law attorneys can also be hired to edit applicant statements, if the client wants to do the application and the research on their own. Let go of the illusion that it could have been different if you had stayed in your home country. Accept the reality that you are in a better place now.

Disclaimer – These entries are based on real life events. Family member names, when used, are real. Client names are changed for privacy.

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