Asylum Lawyer in El Paso, TX

If you’re in need of assistance in regards to asylum in the United States, then an asylum lawyer can help.

At the Winterberg Law Firm, P.C., we understand the intricacies of asylum law and can implement our skills, experience, and knowledge to help you and your family overcome whatever challenges you may be facing. The Winterberg Law Firm has extensive experience in the El Paso Processing Center and at the Otero Processing Center in Chaparral, New Mexico. Give us a call today to schedule a consultation.

How the Asylum Process Works

There are two ways to obtain asylum: affirmatively or defensively. Migrants who apply for asylum affirmatively submit a form to the U.S. Citizenship Services within one year of arriving in the U.S. Those who apply defensibly do so after they’ve been arrested and placed in expedited removal proceedings. In both cases, migrants can be interviewed by a specialized U.S. office that determines their status in returning to their home country. Oftentimes, migrants pass this initial screening. However, it is becoming increasingly difficult to pass the Credible Fear Interview (CFI). The chances of winning asylum in El Paso, Texas or in Chaparral, New Mexico is roughly less than 10%. Therefore, if you have this kind of case it is absolutely crucial that you hire an attorney with asylum law experience that has a successful track record. The Winterberg Law Firm is ready to help. 

Winterberg Law Firm: Our Proven Track Record of Success in Asylum Cases

  1. Ecuadorian female won on August 21, 2017
  2. Nicaraguan male won on January 22, 2019 
  3. Nicaraguan male won on May 9, 2019
  4. Peruvian and Cuban female won on July 17, 2019 (Asylum won for both countries)
  5. Cuban male won in the morning of September 23, 2019
  6. Cuban male won in the afternoon of September 23, 2019
  7. Cuban male won on October 16, 2019 
  8. Cuban male won on February 6, 2020 (Withholding of Removal Only) 
  9. Cuban male won on May 14, 2020 
  10. Honduran female won on September 10th 2020 (Convention against torture)
  11. Female Venezuelan won on February 10, 2022
  12. Female Nicaraguan won on July 12, 2022
  13. Male Venezuelan (Convention of Torture, Deferral of Removal ONLY) won on November 15, 2022

Why You Should Work with an Asylum Lawyer

When preparing to file your documents and application with the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), it is crucial to have an attorney who has practiced asylum law. An experienced and competent lawyer can:

  • Determine the best timing and procedures for successful results
  • Ensure that you are eligible for asylum as a matter of law
  • Advise you of possible difficulties and how to strategize considering them
  • Highlight facts in the most favorable light to the grant of asylum

What You Need to Know About Asylum in the US

While asylum seekers and refugees are different, they share the experience of having to escape their home countries, often without warning, and embark on a difficult and dangerous search for safety. Hardship and trauma often follow asylum seekers, especially when asylum applications and cases are difficult to enforce. Unfortunately, asylum laws change from day to the next.  Depending on the current political climate, asylum laws become more challenging and burdensome. By working with an asylum lawyer that keeps abreast of the ongoing changes in the law, your asylum process can be made much smoother.

Federal Asylum Laws

U.S. federal law states that one may be granted asylum if they are a refuge. The law defines a refugee as any person who is outside any country of such person’s nationality who is unwilling or unable to return due to well-founded fear of persecution.  Meeting this criterion is essential if applicants want to apply, and more so, wish to receive asylum status in the United States. Reviewing the reason why you may have left your country with an experienced immigration attorney at the Winterberg Law Firm, P.C. can help you understand the complexities of asylum to see if you qualify. 

Your Asylum Rights

Once you are granted asylum, you are legally allowed to remain in the United States indefinitely unless the status is revoked. Additionally, you are authorized to work while residing in the country. For applications, you may be eligible to apply for employment authorization if your application was received by the USCIS and it has been pending for 150 days. For those facing removal proceedings, if you file your application with the immigration judge or court and it has been pending for 180 days, you may apply for employment authorization.

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Requirements for Applying for Asylum

In order to apply for asylum, applicants must establish that they fear persecution from the government in their home country. More specifically, applicants must prove that they would be persecuted on account of at least one of the five protected grounds: race, religion, nationality, political opinion, or particular social group.

Submitting a complete asylum application consists of:

  • Immigration Form I-589 
  • A declaration
  • Corroborating documents (medical reports, police reports, letters from witnesses) 
  • Country conditions documentation (human rights reports, newspaper articles)

Choose the Aid and Guidance Offered at Our Law Firm

We understand how personal immigration issues are. When you choose us as your asylum law firm, achieving the right to reside in the U.S. is only a few simple steps away. Contact us at (915) 841-9777 to discuss the best route possible.

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Victoria Winterberg

Ms. Winterberg’s law school experience began after joining the Law School Preparation Institute while being a student at the University of Texas at El Paso. She then attended law school at Washburn Univesity School of Law before formally beginning her career. 

Leveraging a unique cultural background and approach to law, Ms. Winterberg uses her expertise in immigration law to bring people together. She has extensive work in all areas of immigration law and has helped countless people win cases and thrive. Immigration-related cases often involve the most vulnerable in the community, and our firm is driven by our ability to protect our clients and their families with each and every case.