Asylum immigration to the United States is open to people who have either been persecuted in their home countries or have reason to believe they will be. At Margaret W. Wong & Associates, LLC our lawyers fight hard for our clients in asylum and immigration appeals, using the knowledge and experience that comes with tens of thousands of successful immigration cases.
More about Asylum
If you or a loved one is seeking asylum, it is important to know that you can apply if you are in the United States illegally or are here on an expired visa. Typically, you must file for asylum within a year of entering the United States, but exceptions are often possible.
Political asylum is meant to protect people victimized by persecution because of:
- Political opinion or party membership
- Group membership
Our attorneys can help you demonstrate the validity of your fears of persecution and get you the asylum you need. We have the resources and experience to take your case to immigration court, the Board of Immigration Appeals, or any federal appellate court. Once you get asylum, you can then apply for a Green Card (a.k.a. permanent residency) and, eventually, citizenship.
Success Stories in Asylum and Immigration Appeals
As one of the most successful and well-known immigration law firms in the country, we have helped many people get asylum. In one case, our attorneys represented a Chinese national who was beaten for demonstrating against the Chinese government in the Tiananmen Square uprising and for being a member of the Falun Gong.
The federal government challenged his asylum claim and we took the case to immigration court. After four hours of testimony, our client was asked to demonstrate 5 steps of Falun Gong. He did so flawlessly, and won asylum. (For many more examples of our past successes, visit our Success Stories: Asylum page.)