Asylum Seekers: Knowing Your Rights

by: Attorney Noyes

3/2/20242 min read

The plight of asylum seekers, individuals fleeing persecution or violence in their home countries, is a critical human rights issue globally. At Noyes & Associates, we are dedicated to providing asylum seekers with the legal representation and support they need to navigate the complex asylum process in the United States. This article aims to shed light on the rights of asylum seekers and the realities they face.

Understanding Asylum

Asylum offers protection for individuals who have suffered persecution or fear that they will suffer persecution due to race, religion, nationality, membership in a particular social group, or political opinion. Gaining asylum can provide a pathway to safety, security, and a new beginning.

Rights of Asylum Seekers

1. Right to Apply: Every individual has the right to apply for asylum in the United States, regardless of their country of origin or current immigration status.

2. Non-Discrimination: Asylum applications must be treated equally, without discrimination based on race, religion, nationality, or political beliefs.

3. Legal Representation: While the U.S. government does not provide an attorney for asylum proceedings, asylum seekers have the right to seek legal representation at their own expense.

4. Work Authorization: Asylum applicants may apply for work authorization while their application is pending, subject to specific timelines and conditions.

5. Protection from Deportation: Applicants are generally protected from being returned to a country where they face persecution while their asylum case is under review.

Realities Faced by Asylum Seekers

The asylum process can be lengthy and challenging, with applicants often facing significant legal and emotional hurdles. Many asylum seekers arrive with little more than the hope for a safer life, encountering language barriers, financial hardships, and the daunting task of providing evidence for their asylum claims.

The Importance of Legal Assistance

Navigating the asylum process requires a deep understanding of international and domestic laws. Legal representation can significantly impact the outcome of an asylum case. Attorneys can help prepare and present a compelling case, guide applicants through the interview process, and appeal decisions if necessary.

Noyes & Associates: Advocates for Asylum Seekers

At Noyes & Associates, we believe in the right to safety and protection for all individuals, regardless of where they come from. Our team of compassionate and experienced immigration attorneys is dedicated to supporting asylum seekers through every step of their journey.

Contact Us for Support

If you or someone you know is seeking asylum, contact Noyes & Associates for assistance. Our team is ready to provide the legal support and guidance necessary to navigate the asylum process. Together, we can work towards securing the safety and rights of asylum seekers in the United States.