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Louisville Asylum Lawyers

People seeking asylum — asylees — are sometimes confused with refugees. Briefly, refugees are people who have been preapproved to resettle in the U.S. due to fear of persecution in their home countries. Asylees are people who have applied for protection after arriving in the U.S. in another status.

At Vickerstaff Law Office, in Louisville, we handle an array of asylum and refugee issues in Kentucky, including:

  • Asylum applications
  • Adjustment of status for people who have already been granted asylum or refugee status
  • Withholding of removal/deportation (for people who fear persecution but don't qualify for asylum status)
  • Relief from removal under the Convention Against Torture
  • Petitions to allow family members of refugees or asylees to resettle in the U.S.

Some Reasons To Seek Asylum

There are different kinds of asylees. Some people are in deportation proceedings, and decide to seek asylum in order to remain in the U.S. Some come here on a student visa, and make the same decision. The asylum application must show a realistic fear of persecution if they return to their home countries — persecution based on race, religion, nationality, membership in a particular social group or political opinion.

Some make the mistake of speaking to the asylum officer without legal assistance. The information you provide must be detailed, substantial and accurate. Your documentation must be unimpeachable. These are matters that we help with at Vickerstaff Law Office, PSC, of Louisville.

There are many things our Kentucky lawyers can do to help individuals seeking safety in this country. We help people file asylum petitions for family members. And we assist citizens of war-torn and storm-tossed nations in staying in the U.S. under Temporary Protected Status.

Contact A Kentucky Attorney Handling Refugee And Asylum Issues

Do you wish to request asylum in the U.S.? Call the Louisville asylum attorneys at Vickerstaff Law Office at 502-442-2039, toll free 888-832-2944 — or describe your immigration law problem to our lawyers using this email form.