Under the leadership and direction of board-certified immigration law specialist Jeremy L. McKinney, McKinney Immigration Law remains committed to helping people from all over the world achieve the American dream. Our attorneys have more than 15 years of experience successfully assisting clients with applying for asylum in the United States.

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Qualifying for Asylum

In order to qualify for asylum, seekers must have experienced persecution or have a credible fear of facing persecution because of their race, religion, nationality, membership in a particular social group, or political affiliation. If you fear for your safety because you have been the target of domestic violence or criminal activity, you may be eligible for another form of immigration, such as a green card or a nonimmigrant visa.

Before applying for asylum, it is extremely important to take the time to speak to a qualified immigration attorney, because you could face removal or “deportation” if your application for asylum is denied. We will take the time to listen to your concerns and carefully examine all of the details of the situation before providing a clear and direct assessment of your ability to receive asylum. If you qualify, we will file the necessary paperwork and help you prepare for the interview. If you do not qualify, we will craft an immigration strategy based on the unique details of your situation.

Removal Proceedings

Many immigrants find themselves going through removal proceedings because they incorrectly assumed asylum would be granted. When an asylum officer is unable to approve the application, you are no longer in valid status. Removal proceedings will be initiated and your application will be referred to the immigration court for an immigration judge to review. Our experienced Greensboro asylum attorneys have extensive experience representing people facing deportation. If your case has been referred to an immigration judge, we encourage you to contact us immediately — we are here to help.

Experienced Charlotte Refugee Attorney

From our offices in Greensboro, Wilmington and Asheville, North Carolina, the lawyers at McKinney Immigration Law represent clients throughout both North and South Carolina. Contact us at 336-275-5885 to arrange a consultation.