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Do you have a fear of persecution or have been persecuted in your home country?

Are you a recent arrival to the United States? Have you experienced persecution or fear it due to your identity in your home country? If so, you might be eligible for asylum! Discover the two paths, affirmative and defensive, to apply for asylum once you’re in the United States.

Experience the exceptional legal services offered at Francis Law Center, conveniently situated in the heart of Chicagoland – Chicago, IL, Naperville, IL, and Schaumburg, IL. Unlock your full potential by scheduling your initial consultation today. Don’t pass up on this remarkable opportunity to secure your U visa with our unwavering support.

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Understanding the U Visa Needs

  • To obtain asylum through the affirmative asylum process, you must be physically present in the United States. You must apply for asylum within one year of the date of their last arrival in the United States, unless you can show:

    • Changed circumstances that materially affect your eligibility for asylum or extraordinary circumstances relating to the delay in filing
    • You filed within a reasonable amount of time given those circumstances.

    You may apply for affirmative asylum by submitting Form I-589, Application for Asylum and for Withholding of Removal, and supporting documents, including country condition reports, to USCIS. If you’re considering applying for asylum, you’ll need to be extra careful when completing your Form I-589 and preparing your supporting documents. This means leaving no unanswered questions on the form and submitting every relevant piece of evidence.

    Established in 2000 through the Victims of Trafficking and Violence Protection Act and the Battered Immigrant Women’s Protection Act, this law aims to empower law enforcement agencies in responding to domestic violence, sexual assault, trafficking, and other heinous crimes. It serves as a protective shield for mistreated crime victims who bravely choose to join forces with authorities.

    By fostering a stronger relationship between law enforcement and victims, the U Visa paves the way for effective collaboration and heralds a new era of fighting crime together.

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