GVD Law provides representation in other areas of immigration law, depending on the case, our resources, and our ability to help. For example:
ASYLUM At this time, we can provide representation to asylum seekers in Maine who are applying affirmatively, which means their case is not before the Immigration Court.
Asylum seekers have one year from the date of entering the U.S. to file a timely, initial application. This filing should also include a personal declaration and supporting evidence that shows that:
they have suffered persecution or have a well-founded fear of persecution in their country; and
that this persecution is happening to them because of their actual (or imputed) race, religion, nationality, political opinion or membership in a particular social group; and
that the persecutor is their government or an entity their government is unwilling or unable to control.
Building a strong case on paper and during an interview at the Boston Asylum Office, can sometimes lead to a grant of Asylum. It is not easy, but it is possible. Six months after filing, an asylum seeker may also apply for work authorization which enables them to earn an income while they await the outcome of their case. If approved, an Asylum seeker becomes an Asylee who may apply to become a Lawful Permanent Resident ("LPR" or "green card holder") one year later. If the case is not approved, and the Asylum seeker has no other U.S. immigration status, then their case is referred to Immigration Court, where they can once again present their argument and evidence for Asylum. For more information, please Contact Us for an initial consultation.