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Asylum is a protection granted to foreign nationals who are in the U.S. or who are arriving at the border. Certain immigration statuses allow people who have a claim on humanitarian protection to enter the U.S. Some of the most common situations that might allow this include refugees, victims of human trafficking, and victims of other crimes.

Who Is Eligible for Humanitarian Protection?

To qualify for refugee status, an individual must be outside of the U.S., not already resettled in a third country, and be a legitimate object of humanitarian concern. According to the United Nations definition, refugees must be able to demonstrate persecution “due to race, religion, nationality, political opinion, or membership in a particular social group.”

An asylum lawyer like Ameneh Maghzi will help outline a comprehensive understanding of your specific situation and provide the documentation and defense you need.

The situation for asylum seekers is similar, but applies to individuals who are in the U.S. These individuals may apply for asylum if they meet the same criteria of eligibility as refugee seekers, which typically means that they are able to demonstrate persecution or a well-founded fear of persecution.

An application for asylum and withholding of removal must be filed within one year of arriving in the U.S., and an immigration lawyer attorney in North Charleston can help with this process to make sure it is executed properly.

Another group of individuals that can seek humanitarian protection is victims of human trafficking and other crimes. Individuals who have been trafficked into the U.S. can apply for the T-Visa, which will allow them to remain in the country and help law enforcement officials investigate and prosecute human trafficking cases.

Those who were subjected to mental or physical abuse as a result of criminal activity within the U.S may also apply for the U-Visa, which will allow them to remain residency status for the same purpose.

Helping You Access the Humanitarian Protection You Need

At Maghzi Law Firm, LLC, we will gain a comprehensive understanding of your situation and help you navigate the legal process accordingly. This might include helping you prove your refugee status by presenting the details of your situation. Factors that can help include documentation that our government considers your home country to be a safety risk.

If you are in danger in another way, or are the victim of trafficking or other crimes, an asylum lawyer can help you seek evidence for these situations as well. Collaborating with an experienced and knowledgeable attorney like Ameneh Maghzi is the best way to make sure the proper evidence for your case is presented and organized. We will work diligently to help you find the protection you need for your specific circumstances.

If you are a refugee or asylum seeker who needs legal counseling in North Charleston, call our office today at (843) 800-2750 or contact us online. We also serve those in Charleston, SC.

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"I recently worked with Maghzi Law Firm and they were very professional! They were very responsive and organized. We had meetings when we needed too and requested all info that would help me out! We actually were over prepared:) lol great experience!!!"

- Dominic McCrary

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