SAN DIEGO.- Defender, proteger y protestar en contra de las condiciones injustas a la que muchas veces se ven sometidos los inmigrantes en este país, es un trabajo que Jan Bejar, reconocido con el Premio Ohtli 2017 (Ohtli Award 2017).
A Guatemalan woman brought her three children to the U.S. border to escape the violence and chaos that had overtaken their country. When she spoke with an immigrantion officer at the border, she told him they had come for asylum.
Millions of people have emigrated from foreign lands, often enduring much suffering on their way to California and other states. Many come seeking, stating that to remain in their homelands would pose imminent risks of violence, extreme poverty and even death. Typically, those seeking urgent permission to reside in the United States would not be categorized the same as those crossing the borders illegally.
Many areas in the world are filled with violence, extreme poverty and other unsavory living conditions that make survival difficult. Millions of people have fled their lands of origin, in quests to seek asylum in the United States. Their journeys to California and other states are often arduous. In fact, many die before they cross the border.
A man in northern California was recently granted the ability to reopen his asylum case. This is something that many immigrants coming to the state dream about, but struggle to achieve. With the right help, however, it is possible to appeal asylum decisions.
The crisis in Venezuela continues to escalate, and more of its citizens are looking to flee the country. Because of this, the United States is seeing more Venezuelans applying for asylum. This can be a difficult process. Those individuals entering the country in California or elsewhere can seek legal assistance in their search for relief and peace.
Numerous individuals try to enter the country every year seeking protection or relief from what they deem to be dangerous situations. However, those who believe that they can simply cross the border into the United States and be granted asylum upon request may need a little help in actually making the request become a reality. For asylum seekers currently residing in California, an immigrantion attorney may be able to help.
Those who enter the United States seeking asylum, or those who are considering making this type of move, may have a lot of questions about the process. Asylum is not easily or freely granted to just anyone. This particular article will address some common questions asylum seekers may have, whether they currently reside in California or elsewhere.
Immigrants who are seeking entry or legal status in California or elsewhere in the United States must submit the appropriate applications for their needs. As is true for all immigrantion applications, there is no guarantee of approval; decisions are made on a case-by-case basis. For those specifically seeking asylum, there are five different decisions that may be made by immigrantion authorities ranging from approval to denial.
Asylum is not just freely given to anyone who claims to have reason not to return to his or her native country. Those who are seeking asylum in the United States have to jump through quite a few hoops before it may be granted. For instance, a credible fear interview will be required, which may be a struggle for some individuals. An asylum seeker residing in California can employ an experienced immigrantion attorney to help him or her throughout this difficult and often confusing process.