Every year hundreds of people come to Mississippi in order to create a better life for themselves and their family. Immigrants from other countries believe that the best option for their family is starting over in the U.S. It can be difficult to become a U.S. citizen which is why many believe seeking asylum may be a good option.

Those coming to the U.S. as an immigrant have the option to seek asylum. There are five reasons why a person can claim asylum. Seeking asylum means a person was facing persecution due to their race, religion, nationality, membership in a particular social group or political opinion. Seeking asylum is a way for a person to protect themselves and their family. If they are eligible for asylum, they can stay in the U.S. along with their spouse and children although it can be a complicated process.

A legal professional who is skilled in immigration can help their client who is seeking asylum in the U.S. An attorney understands what their client is going through and can make sure their legal rights are protected. They will work hard on behalf of their client to represent their case, update their client on all progress that is made, help gather sufficient evidence, and answer all questions their client may have. They can help prepare their client for the asylum hearings as well.

Claiming asylum can be a complicated matter for new immigrants in the U.S. Although an immigrant has the legal right to claim asylum it is a long process that can be difficult without an attorney who has the necessary experience.