Political Asylum Immigration Lawyer in San Francisco & Benicia
Under U.S. law, those facing persecution in their home country can apply for asylum. At the Law Office of Geri N. Kahn, we assist those seeking asylum through the process of obtaining permanent residence and citizenship in the United States. With many years working as a political asylum lawyer in San Francisco & Benicia, Geri Kahn understands the difficult circumstances of immigration applicants and their families and represents them with experience and dedication.
Asylum-Focused Immigration Attorney
Asylum may be granted to people who can show they have been persecuted, or have a legitimate fear of future persecution. It may be possible to remain in the U.S. if a person’s home country is unable to offer reasonable protection. In the U.S., asylum may be granted based on one of these factors.
- Political opinion
- Membership of a social group (LGBTQ+, tribes, dissidents, unions)
Proving that a person has suffered (or is likely to suffer) persecution can be challenging. It will be necessary to show that one of these factors was a central cause of the persecution. In addition, the persecution must have been enacted by the government of a person’s home country, or by a group that the government cannot control or is unwilling to control.
When hiring an immigration attorney certified as a specialist by the State Bar of California, you have a close ally supporting you through a political asylum claim. The Law Office of Geri N. Kahn will evaluate your asylum claim and help prepare a comprehensive application. In addition, Geri can represent you in court to help secure you and your family’s long-term future in the United States.
Common Questions About Political Asylum Laws
Yes. After applying for asylum, individuals will undergo an interview with a U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services officer.
While there are many similarities, an individual may apply for political asylum while in the United States or a U.S. territory. If you are outside the United States, you may apply for refugee protection.
Get Help From a Political Asylum Attorney Today
When you need assistance with political asylum and immigration issues, contact the Law Office of Geri N. Kahn today. We help immigrants with the process of securing legal status in the United States. Call our San Francisco office at (415) 397-5446 or our Benicia office at (707) 746-1813. You can also request a legal consultation.