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At the Law Firm of Sethi & Mazaheri, we are dedicated to providing representation for individuals seeking asylum in the US.  Due to the complexity of immigration laws and procedures, it is critical to consult an attorney with the knowledge and expertise to help you in your asylum case.  Our asylum lawyers have the skills, resources, and experience to help our clients succeed in their case.

Who Qualifies for Asylum?
The right of asylum is available to those who face persecution in their home countries. In order to qualify under existing US immigration law, a person must demonstrate that he or she has been a victim of persecution in their home country in the past or that he or she possess a "well-founded fear” persecution in the future on account of one of the following characteristics:

•    religion,
•    political opinion
•    race,
•    nationality,  or
•    membership in a social group

An application must be supported by evidence of the likelihood of harm.  Therefore, the application must be through and well researched and generally include factual and legal arguments. Click here to find out about the method we use to construct a successful application.  

When Should An Applicant Apply For Asylum?
Generally, asylum applications must be filed within one year after entry into the United States. However, two exceptions exist to the one-year deadline: extraordinary circumstances and changed circumstances. Some examples of such exceptions include grave illnesses, changes within the home country that raise the risk of persecution, and changes in the applicant's status or personal activities that increase or introduce the risk of harm in the home country.

Can I Apply For Asylum In A Removal or Deportation Proceeding?
If you are in removal proceedings before an Immigration Judge, asylum is available as a defense to deportation.  Click here to find out more.

Contact Us For A Free Consultation
The attorneys at Sethi & Mazaheri, LLC, have successfully filed numerous asylum applications for individuals possessing a fear of persecution in their home country.  If you or your loved one needs an Asylum Lawyer, please contact us at 646.397.1287 or 201.606.2267 or email us at for a free consultation about your case.


Locations :

NY Office:

26 Broadway, 21st Floor

New York, NY 10004

Phone: 646-405-9846

NJ Location:

121 Newark Ave., 5th Floor

Jersey City, NJ 07302

Phone: 201-606-2267

VA Office: 

1727 King St., #300

Alexandria, VA 22314

Phone: 703-791-9279

(Federal immigration practice only)

Sethi & Mazaheri
26 Broadway, 21st Floor, New York, NY 10004
Broadway New York 10004 USA 646.397.1287
9 Polifly Road, 2nd Floor, Hackensack, NJ 07601
Hackensack New Jersey 07601 USA 201-606-2267
2050 Ballenger Ave., Suite 200, Alexandria, VA 22314
Alexandria Virginia 22314 USA 703.791.9279