Austin Asylum & Refugee Status Attorneys
Compassionate Legal Guidance for Asylum & Refugee Status in Texas
If you are seeking Asylum or Refugee status in the United States, you will need a compassionate and knowledgeable Austin Asylum & Refugee Status attorney to help you navigate the process. At Zavala Law, PLLC, our team of legal professionals has over 20 years of combined experience in immigration law and will work tirelessly to help you achieve your goals.
Our team is ready to help you today! Call (512) 488-3970 or fill out our online form to schedule a consultation.
What Is Asylum?
The United States grants Asylum to foreign citizens who have been persecuted in their home country and fear returning. Asylum is a protection available to refugees that allows them to live and work in the United States. Asylum and Refugee status are different, though similar, types of protection.
To qualify for Asylum, you must prove that you have a fear of persecution due to:
- Political opinion
- Social group
If you fear returning to your home country, you can apply for Asylum. Asylum status is different from Refugee status because it allows you to live and work in the United States.
Asylum Seekers: Helping individuals fleeing persecution or fear in their home country to apply for asylum and obtain legal protection in the U.S.
Refugee Status: Assisting refugees in navigating the process to secure refugee status and the accompanying benefits.
Legal Representation: Providing strong legal representation during asylum interviews and immigration court proceedings.
Asylee vs. Refugee Status
The key difference between asylum and refugee status lies in location and process: an asylee is an individual who is already present within the host country or at its border and is granted asylum due to a well-founded fear of persecution, allowing them to stay and work in that country. On the other hand, a refugee is an individual located outside their home country, recognized as such due to a similar fear of persecution, and is typically resettled in a third country, enjoying protection and the possibility of establishing a new life there. Both statuses offer vital protection to those in need but vary in terms of where the protection is granted and the subsequent living arrangements.
Contact Our Austin Asylum & Refugee Lawyers
If you are in need of asylum or refugee assistance in Austin, trust Zavala Law, PLLC to provide you with the expert legal support you deserve. Contact us today to schedule a consultation and let us help you find safety and protection in the United States. Your safety and security are our top priorities.
Need an immigration service in Austin or beyond? Contact Zavala Law, PLLC at (512) 488-3970 to set up a consultation to discuss the details of your case.