Legal Help for Religious-based Asylum

Attorney Tim Jones offers legal help for religious-based asylum seekers.

Asylum seekers face persecution and sometimes even death upon their return to their home country. We believe in the freedom of religion, and we want to provide legal help to individuals who want to remain in the U.S. so they can practice their religion without facing persecution.

The first step will be to assess your case in order to determine the likelihood of success. Essentially, we’re looking at the same factors the U.S. government will look at when they examine your case. We look at what conditions are like in your home country for individuals who practice your religion.

It doesn’t matter what religion you are. What matters is how your country behaves towards your religion. Many countries in the Middle East and Asia discriminate against minority religions–including but not limited to various Christian, Islam, and Hindu religions.

If we believe your case has a good chance of success or is otherwise important, we can provide you with further assistance.

About five months after you apply for asylum, as long as your asylum claim isn’t rejected at the early stages, you’ll be able to apply for a work permit. Unfortunately, asylum claims currently take years. In the meantime, however, you’ll be able to remain in the U.S., and after six months or so you’ll be able to get a work permit and work here legally.