The asylum system was created to protect those living in fear of persecution in their home country. It exists to provide a safe place against the threat of violence due to a person’s identity or beliefs. Granting asylum might be a life-saving outcome, but not every application will be granted.
Given what is at stake, it is never a good idea to seek asylum on your own. The process is complex, and a mistake could put your application in jeopardy. Although it is true that you have one year from entering the country to apply for asylum in most cases, it can work against you to delay this process.
It is important to note that there is an avenue to securing asylum outside of directly applying for it when you enter the country. This process is known as defensive asylum, and it can be used to avoid deportation and removal from the U.S. for violating immigration law.
Defensive asylum involves a person seeking asylum when they are facing the threat of deportation proceedings. Even if the federal government has grounds to remove you from the country, it could be possible to avoid removal in this situation by obtaining asylum. The team at Diamondback legal is ready to help you pursue your asylum claim.