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Handling Asylum Cases

Immigration Lawyer Chicago, Scott M. Beller & Associates Handling Asylum Cases The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) recognizes fear of persecution as a ground for immigration to the United States. If you can prove that you have suffered past persecution or have a well-founded fear of persecution in the future based on your race, religion, national origin, political opinion, or membership in a particular social group you may qualify for asylum.

Over the past 25 years Immigration Attorney Scott Beller has helped victims of persecution receive asylum in the United States. He has represented clients who have faced torture and beatings. As he has listened to his clients’ accounts of beatings, imprisonment, and torture, he has often found myself in awe of their bravery in standing up to repressive governments in their home countries.

What is Asylum?

Asylum is a form of protection for people in the United States who cannot return to their native country because they have been persecuted or fear they will be persecuted.

Examples of qualifying grounds for asylum are:

  • Persecution based on race
  • Religion
  • Nationality
  • Political opinion
  • Membership in a social group.

Asylum is available to individuals who are already living in the United States or who are seeking to gain entry to the United States as a port of entry. There is no quota on the number of people who may be granted asylum each year.

Attorney Scott M. Beller & Associates will guide you through the asylum process and help you present the documentation for your case.