By Brian in Asylum | on 2023-10-03 22:03:48
Navigating the immigration system is a nerve-wracking experience for many and extremely daunting for others. If one is unfortunate enough to be placed in removal or deportation proceedings, the experience is even worse. Having an experienced immigration lawyer to assist with navigating this complex and even daunting immigration system can make a huge difference, especially for children seeking asylum.
At J. Sparks Law, PLLC, we have experienced asylum lawyers who help children seeking asylum in the Chicago area to apply for and obtain asylum.
Like all other refugees, children’s claims to legal protection under U.S. asylum laws are governed by the 1951 UN Refugee Convention and the 1967 Protocol Relating to the Status of Refugees, to which the United States is a party. Children flee violence and persecution for the same or similar reasons as adults.
However, these children also flee their native countries for other reasons that are unique to their status and experiences as children. For this reason, handling a child’s asylum claim requires the help of an experienced immigration lawyer who understands and knows how to best represent these vulnerable children seeking asylum.
For children fleeing violence and other forms of persecution in their native countries, it’s critical that they seek and obtain asylum protection in the U.S. This is when having the help of an experienced immigration lawyer makes a world of difference. A lawyer can do many things that would make it easier for the child seeking asylum and their family to navigate the immigration system and get approved for asylum.
These include the following:
After submitting the application, we monitor for any developments in the processing of the application and keep the child or their guardian informed about the progress. When the application is approved, and asylum is granted, we help guide the child on the next steps to be taken to obtain permanent residency in the U.S. as an asylee.
If you are a child seeking asylum in the Chicago area or are a parent or guardian of one who is, contact J. Sparks Law, PLLC, today to learn how we can help you.