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Burtonsville Asylum Attorney

Effective Asylum Immigration Services in Montgomery County & Surrounding Areas

The need for asylum is recognized by the United States. Every year, a specified number of individuals obtain asylee status who apply for it either within the U.S. as refugees or who apply for refugee status from outside the country. If you wish to apply for asylum or refugee status, the Law Office of Eshigo P. Okasili, LLC can provide the guidance and legal skills you need.

As an immigration law firm, we are committed to helping you obtain the protection you need under U.S. law. Our Burtonsville asylum lawyer has extensive and real-life personal experience with immigration law and proceedings. Attorney Eshigo Okasili brings both compassion and skill to your case.

Call us at (301) 760-2066 or contact us through our online request form.

The Asylum Application Process

Asylum is available to individuals who meet the legal definition of refugee, who are already living in the United States, or who are seeking to enter the country at a border. Asylum and refugee status are based on the fact that the individual has been persecuted in his or her current country or fears persecution should he or she return.

Persecution is based on:

  • Race.
  • Religion.
  • Nationality.
  • Political opinion.
  • One’s membership in a specific social group.

Those seeking asylum will generally be allowed to remain in the U.S. while their application is pending. Individuals who apply may also include a spouse and their children when they file. You may also apply to work in the United States when you apply for asylum. Those who live in the U.S. for at least one year after being granted asylum may apply for a Green Card.

Refugees are those who live outside of the U.S. and are of humanitarian concern. As a refugee, you must be admissible to the U.S. and have suffered or fear you will suffer persecution in your country of origin. To gain refugee status, you must obtain a referral to the Refugee Admissions Program. After that, you can apply and go through the refugee application process.

Committed to Your Success & Satisfaction

The Law Office of Eshigo P. Okasili, LLC takes pride in the reputation we have established for providing proficient and caring legal representation to those who seek a better life in this country. We have first-hand experience with what it takes to become a U.S. resident and citizen, and we can put that understanding to work for you.

We are available at (301) 760-2066, or request a consultation with our Burtonsville asylum attorney online.

Why We Are the Best Choice for Your Family

  • We Help Everyone

    We are committed to providing outstanding legal services to all people, regardless of race, creed, gender, socio-economic status, political views, and sexual orientation.

  • Customized Solutions

    We recognize and respect that every client and situation is different. At the Law office of Eshigo P. Okasili, we create customized solutions that best fit the needs of our clients.

  • First Hand Experience

    As an immigrant herself, Eshigo P. Okasili has experienced the immigration process first hand. She is dedicated to helping her clients find hope and rebuild their lives.

  • Client-Centered

    Our main goal is to obtain the best possible outcome for our clients while recognizing and respecting their individuality and uniqueness.

  • American Immigration Lawyers’ Association
  • J. Franklyn Bourne Bar Association
  • Women’s Bar Association of Montgomery County
  • Women’s Bar Association of Maryland
  • International Academy of Collaborative Professionals
  • Collaborative Dispute Resolution Professionals
  • The Bar Association of Montgomery County
  • Maryland State Bar Association
  • American Bar Association

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Case Results

Obtaining justice, one client
 at a time
  • Acquitted of All the Charges Charged with Two Counts of Attempted Murder
  • Vigorously & Successfully Litigated Complex Real Estate Dispute
  • Successfully Filed and Litigated Counter-Complaint for Annulment Based on Fraud
  • Negotiation of Satisfactory Settlement Agreement Dental Malpractice Case
  • Restored Appropriate Services Due Process Hearing for a Minor Client With Severe Autism
  • Obtained Sole Physical & Legal Custody Highly Contested Custody Battle
  • Successfully Helped Many Clients Naturalization
  • Grant of Lawful Permanent Resident Status Petition to Remove Conditions on Residence
  • Obtain the Status of Lawful Permanent Residents Special Immigrant Pursuant to Violence Against Women Act
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