Arab & Middle Eastern Asylum Seekers in the United States and in Houston
Three main reasons to choose us when seeking asylum to the United States:
- We speak Arabic
- We know the Arab and Middle East regions well
- We have a successful track record
In the past ten years, we have met so many individuals from Egypt, Libya, Iran, Iraq, Sudan, and Syria, who have been threatened, detained, and even tortured due to their political, religious and social beliefs, or simply because they were different racially or ethnically. Such individuals have strong asylum claims. They have suffered persecution at the hands of governmental authorities, or non-governmental gangs or militias.
So many of asylum seekers from the Arab world and the Middle East love to settle in Houston, Texas. Houston enjoys a great international reputation and has vibrant and successful Arab and Middle Eastern communities. Houston, Texas has welcomed asylees from all over the Middle East and Arab world.
Those who obtain a U.S. visa and can afford to come to the United States, come her with the dream of free and safe existence. Arabs, Kurds, Yazidis, Christians, Muslims—they are different and diverse. Yet, they are all united in their dream to live free of fear.
You can apply for asylum regardless of your immigration status and your country to origin. You may include your spouse and unmarried children who are with you in the U.S. in your asylum application. You may also apply for employment authorization while waiting for your asylum claim to be adjudicated.
As an asylum seeker, you must prove past persecution or a well-founded fear of future persecution, on the basis of political, religious, social, racial or national affiliation. Women who have suffered rape, domestic violence, or other forms of persecution and discrimination may be eligible for asylum in the United States. Members of political and social organizations may also establish a strong foundation for asylum. U.S. law does not grant asylum simply because it is unsafe and unstable to return to your home country.
Yaziji Law Firm has helped hundreds of asylum seekers from the Arab and Middle East region. Our reputation, and our success, are founded on our understanding of the Arab and Middle Eastern politics and society, and our individualized attention to the life story of each of our clients.