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Seeking asylum in the United States means that an individual is seeking legal protection from the government because they are too fearful to go back to their country of origin due to serious concerns for their safety and well-being. People around the world are targeted every day for their race, gender, political opinions, religion, and more. If you believe there is a real threat to your life by returning to your home country, you may be eligible to apply for asylum in the United States. The process isn’t easy, and any mistakes could threaten your chances at being approved. This is why it is crucial to allow an experienced immigration attorney to walk you through the steps. Our Phoenix asylum lawyer can build the strongest case possible so that you have the best chance at being granted asylum in the United States. Call today to schedule your free consultation and let us help you get peace of mind.

Asylum Vs. Refugee Status

Many people do not know that there is a difference between being an asylee and being a refugee. Refugees are people who were forced from their home country because of severe violence or war. Those seeking refugee status in the United States must apply from outside of the country before they arrive. 

Those seeking asylum in the United States can apply at U.S. Border Patrol checkpoints and U.S. Customs checkpoints (such as those found at airports or seaports) if they are not already in the country. If you are already in the country, you can still apply within one year of arriving. This is known as affirmative asylum. Someone could also seek defensive asylum if they are facing deportation and do not want to be removed from the country. 

The Application Process

To apply for asylum status, you will need to complete Form I-589 and mail it to the USCIS, along with other documents that could help you prove you have been or will be harmed if you return to your home country. These are not required, but will build a stronger case for you. The supporting documentation could be anything from a simple copy of a government-issued document which proves your identity, proof of your association with any groups that are targets of persecution in your home country, or any proof that you have already suffered some persecution such as torture or imprisonment. 

Most importantly, you will need to include a personal statement that explains why you are so fearful of returning to your home country. You should give the reason you left and what you worry will happen to you if you return, using as much detail as you can remember. You may also add any relevant information the government should know about your home country and the people who live there, especially if this helps explain your fear of harm. If you have family or close friends who have experienced persecution as well, be sure to include their stories, too. 

It is easy to see how stressful and complex applying for asylum can be, especially when you are being forced to revisit traumatic memories. Our Phoenix asylum lawyer wants to help you have the best chance at securing safety in the United States. He will assist with the completion of I-589 and ensure that no errors are made that put your approval in jeopardy. In addition, he can determine which supporting documents would be the strongest evidence for your case, as well as work alongside you to build the most persuasive personal statement possible. 

Our Phoenix Asylum Lawyer Fights For You

No matter your background or current status, Ortega Law Group, LLC is committed to getting results for you. Our lead attorney, Isaac Ortega, has represented hundreds of clients in their immigration journey, so he is knowledgeable of the laws and any changes that affect them. He is fluent in both Spanish and Portuguese. Don’t wait to start your asylum process – call today for a free consultation!

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Isaac Ortega was very friendly to speak with over the phone about my I-129F fiancé visa questions! He was helpful and had personal experience with the process that was good to know. I highly recommend working with him if you have the chance!

Sam A.

Great law office. It went beyond my expectations. Isaac is very attentive to every detail, very thorough. He takes his time to explain things and walks you through the whole process with honesty. He was very prompt in getting back to my calls and emails. He was patient to answer all my questions and made everything go super smooth. Thank you for the great service. I highly recommend him.

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18:25 05 Mar 24
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17:56 21 Feb 24
Isaac answered all of my questions regarding my petition case on our first phone call. They made all of my doubts regarding the immigration process go away and were super clear about every step, I highly recommend them!
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14:58 18 Feb 24
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22:01 16 Feb 24
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02:30 15 Feb 24
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RocaRoca
21:52 11 Sep 23
I started my immigration case with Ortega Law Group, a very friendly team with great experience, we have obtained good results, all positive, my case was guaranteed thanks to lawyer Isaac Ortega and his team for their knowledge of immigration laws!!!
Keline ZampieriKeline Zampieri
21:36 01 Jul 23
I’m so thankful we found mr. Isaac Ortega. He helped me so much with my immigration process, took the time to clarify all our questions even by distance and managed to get everything done in 6 months. Really professional and efficient and I totally recommend that!
Davide ZampieriDavide Zampieri
10:46 30 Jun 23
Attorney Isaac and associate Mirelia have been absolutely fabulous!They have taken away the worries of me and my wife going through the immigration process. The law firm group has professionally assisted us in every way and made the entire process a breeze!I can’t thank you enough for all your hard work and dedication in helping us out!I highly recommend Attorney Ortega and his associates! Amazing law group firm!
Courtney BreeCourtney Bree
04:33 14 Jun 23
My fiancee and I used Isaac for his most recent immigration case, and we are extremely grateful for the work and time Isaac put into his case, getting him the best possible outcome by having the case dismissed! Not only was Isaac efficient in the work he did, the firm staff were very wonderful to do business with, all the way through, Even in the end of giving us a credit back for the work that wasn't needed was beyond a blessing!! We couldn't have asked for a better Immigration lawyer than Isaac for the case!! I highly recommend this lawyer to anyone in need of help on their immigration case!! Thank you very much Isaac & Ortega law firm for all your time and business!!
Bryan LopezBryan Lopez
23:52 05 Jun 23
You are one of a kind best over and forever
Marino LopezMarino Lopez
23:51 05 Jun 23
Sam AndersonSam Anderson
00:00 10 Dec 22
Issac Ortega was very friendly to speak with over the phone about my I-129F fiancé visa questions! He was helpful and had personal experience with the process that was good to know. I highly recommend working with him if you have the chance!
Archie TuckerArchie Tucker
15:00 29 Oct 22
Having worked in an immigration law firm before, I can say with confidence that Isaac and his firm are as reliable and professional as they come. If you and/or your family need help with visas, DACA renewals, residency, your pathway to citizenship, or any other immigration related services, I highly recommend contacting this firm and having Isaac represent you. You won’t be disappointed!
Emilia QueirozEmilia Queiroz
20:07 14 Oct 22
Great law office. It went beyond my expectations. Isaac is very attentive to every detail, very thorough. He takes his time to explain things and walks you through the whole process with honesty. He was very prompt in getting back to my calls and emails. He was patient to answer all my questions and made everything go super smooth. Thank you for the great service. I highly recommend him.
Edwin SantibañezEdwin Santibañez
23:44 23 Sep 22
I would rate him 12/10 if I could! Issac is an amazing attorney, very knowledgeable and has always been honest. It was a pleasure working with him. And I can see myself coming to him if I have more petitions or need help in the future.
juanita penajuanita pena
22:13 23 Sep 22
Isaac Ortega is an exceptional immigration attorney who goes above and beyond to advocate for his client. He won’t let you down, highly recommend Isaac to help your family with your case.
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