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Standing Up for Clients Seeking Asylum in California and Contra Costa County

Asylum is an important immigration tool for individuals in terrifying circumstances. United States immigration laws recognize that people may face persecution and the threat of imminent danger in their home countries, and the law provides a path for these individuals to take refuge living in the United States. It is important to consult with an asylum attorney.

U.S. immigration policies are changing frequently in recent years, and it can be difficult to navigate the asylum process. You should not hesitate to reach out to the law firm of Ratner Molineaux, LLP. Our premier California immigration lawyers are here to help.

What is Asylum in California?

If you fear persecution in your home country due to race, religion, sexual orientation, political ideology, or other similar factors, you should discuss the possibility of asylum with our California immigration attorneys. If you are currently in the United States or plan to arrive soon, you might be eligible to apply for asylum by submitting an application within a year of arriving or asking for asylum status at the point of entry.

The process of obtaining asylum is confusing, and there are many reasons why asylum might not be granted, which can lead to serious immigration consequences. To ensure you have the best chance of success, you should allow an immigration lawyer to help with the asylum application process. Having a legal professional handle your application can ensure that you file all the necessary paperwork, which can reduce the risk of your application being denied. If you do not qualify for asylum, we can examine other possible immigration options for you.

If You Need a Green Card, We Can Help

Walnut Creek immigration attorneys can discuss the different types of visas available to immigrants in the United States. Obtaining a green card may also be possible with our Walnut Creek immigration attorneys. Green cards are informal names for the documents that allow immigrants to stay permanently in the United States. Walnut Creek immigration law attorneys can explain that a job offer, family members, or asylum status are all reasons an immigrant may be eligible for a green card.

Is California an "Asylum State"?

Especially on issues such as immigration, it seems like making a difference is harder than ever these days. Despite this, California is on track to become the first state in the nation to offer case management services to asylum seekers.

Assembly Bill 1368, introduced by Assembly member Lisa Calderon (D-Whittier), establishes the Enhanced Services for Asylees and Vulnerable Noncitizens (ESAVN) program, through which California's network of resettlement agencies can get state funding for case management services for those granted asylum and ensure that they receive the support they need to build new lives in the Golden State. Additionally, it assists victims of human trafficking who have been granted visas, as well as spouses and parents who have already been granted green cards.

If you are an asylee in California, you may be able to receive cash and health benefits. Click here to learn more.


If you would like to seek asylum in the United States, look no further than the California asylum attorneys at the law firm of Ratner Molineaux, LLP. Contact us directly to learn how we can help. An experienced asylum attorney is ready to discuss your case.

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