A Trusted Ally For Asylum Seekers In The U.S.
The United States has a history as a safe haven for the dispossessed. At St. Laurent & Associates, we are committed to upholding that tradition and providing asylum seekers with the legal guidance they need to enter the country and live here free from persecution and danger.
If you or someone close to you is seeking asylum in the U.S., our Baltimore attorneys are here to put their experience to work for you. We represent refugees and other asylum seekers from throughout the world, including China, El Salvador, Honduras, Mexico and Guatemala.
Qualifying For Asylum Status
In order to attain asylum status in the U.S., the asylum seeker must prove that they faced a well-founded fear of persecution in their home country and will continue to face that persecution if they stay or return. This persecution must be based on one or more of five grounds:
- Membership in a social group (such as LGBTQ)
- Political affiliation
Persecution can take many forms, including imprisonment, torture or targeted exclusion from the political process. The government of your home country must be involved in your persecution or negligent in protecting you from it. If a local gang, for instance, is committing the persecution, but the government turns a blind eye, victims of the persecution would have a claim for asylum in the U.S.
We are well-versed in the requirements for asylum seekers and can help you understand U.S. immigration laws and how they apply to you. Whether you are currently seeking entry to the U.S. or are already here and are trying to avoid deportation and a return to the danger you are fleeing, we are committed to protecting your rights and your safety.
Talk To An Attorney You Can Trust
Our lawyers are trusted allies for refugees and asylum seekers of all types. To learn more about how we can help you arrive in and live safely in the U.S., contact our law office online or by telephone at 410-886-7489.