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Seeking Asylum in NYC?

Don’t Wait. Our NYC Asylum Immigration Law Firm Is Available 24/7 for Emergencies.

Asylum is a right granted to those who suffer persecution based on their race, ethnicity, religion, social membership, or political opinion in their country of origin. Applicants who meet these criteria must file a Form I-589 to be approved by the USCIS.

If you are seeking asylum in the U.S., it can be a complicated and confusing process. A New York asylum lawyer at the Law Offices of Robert Tsigler, PLLC can provide compassionate, thorough, and skillful guidance through this process. Whether you are seeking asylum from Turkey, Syria, or any other country across the globe, our firm is equipped to assist you each step of the way.

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Do I Really Need Legal Representation?

While you may be wondering whether or not you truly need a lawyer, now is an extremely crucial time and requires the counsel and experience of a proven legal professional. Attorney Tsigler is passionate about helping clients obtain positive results. As an asylum applicant, you want to ensure that you are thoroughly prepared for the asylum interview and have submitted all necessary documentation and paperwork.

You can retain a NYC asylum immigration lawyer to help:

In addition, an attorney can help you complete the next steps should you be granted asylum in the U.S. From basic assistance with documentation to prepare for your interview to attentive counsel and guidance on any changes to immigration laws, a legal advocate can be invaluable during this time.

Where Are Most of the Asylum Seekers in New York City From?

The geographic origins of asylum seekers in New York City vary based on frequently evolving conflicts, natural disasters, and economic situations globally. In recent years, the majority of asylum seekers tend to be from:

  • Northern Central America
  • Haiti
  • Cuba
  • Nicaragua
  • Eritrea
  • Ghana
  • Ethiopia
  • Cameroon
  • Brazil
  • Ukraine
  • Afghanistan
  • India

While NYC asylum seekers may be coming from different parts of the world, they all do so for similar reasons, including war, persecution, severe violence, and insecurity in their places of origin. Despite your country of origin, a New York asylum lawyer at the Law Offices of Robert Tsigler, PLLC, is here to listen to your story and address your questions and concerns. Together, we can develop a strong case to fight for your right to a life free of persecution and danger. 


What Is “Remain in Mexico”?

The “Remain in Mexico” program, otherwise known as the Migrant Protection Protocols program, is a policy implemented by former U.S. president Donald J. Trump in January 2019. It requires individuals seeking asylum at the U.S. border to stay in Mexico while their case is being processed. This program has gone through revisions with the Biden Administration, but human rights organizations still have concerns regarding the precarious conditions at the border and the lack of adequate access to legal representation. 

What Is an “Asylee”?

Asylee is a term used by the United States government to refer to an individual who has been granted asylum in the country. This special status is given to people located in the U.S. who are fleeing dire or unsafe conditions in their country of origin, such as war or prosecution. Asylees are granted permission to work and live in the country, travel internationally and return, and apply to bring their spouses and children under 21 to live with them. 

How Can I Apply for an Asylum Visa in the USA?

You cannot apply for an asylum visa to come to the USA. It is only possible to initiate the asylum process once you are at the border of the United States or inside the country. However, it is possible to apply for a refugee status-based visa in your country of origin. If you are granted such an immigration visa, you will have authorization to legally travel to the United States. Upon your arrival, you can update your status to become a lawful permanent resident. 

What Is the “Asylum Ban” Introduced by President Biden?

The “asylum ban” is a policy implemented by President Joe Biden that rejects asylum seekers who passed through other countries before arriving in the United States. Specifically, it applies to those who did not first apply for asylum in those other countries and received a rejection.

There is an exception if the asylum seeker manages to get an appointment at a port of entry to the U.S. by using a specific smartphone application. If you are concerned that the asylum ban may impact your legal process, a compassionate immigration lawyer can support you. 

Client was granted Asylum and received a Green Card in the United States based on a fear of future persecution in their home country

After years of being told that he has no options, Tsigler Law quickly and successfully led our client to a clear path forward for a green card. Our client had an unjust criminal conviction combined with an unlawful entry into the United States. The team at Tsigler Law fought hard to ensure our client was able to remain in the United States and take care of his family.
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The Asylum Law firm of Robert Tsigler, PLLC is Ready to Fight for You!
Getting representation as soon as possible following any Asylum-related charge is the best way to promote a positive result from a subsequent trial. These charges are considered very serious and can result in expensive fines, the loss of driving privileges or professional licenses, and even incarceration. Only an experienced New York Asylum lawyer can successfully defend your case.
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