What is asylum?

Asylum allows immigrants located in the US who have a well-grounded fear of returning home to stay in the US lawfully.


You must prove past persecution or a well-grounded fear of persecution due to: race, religion, nationality, political opinion or membership in a particular group.

You cannot return home to your country.

You must apply within one year from the date you last entered the US with a few exceptions.

How we can help 

Powers Law Group has a long history of experience representing clients from various countries for US asylum affirmatively (with asylum office) and defensively (immigration court) including: Venezuela, Iraq, Iran, Syria, Kyrgyzstan, Rwanda, Burundi, Pakistan, Nepal, Zimbabwe, El Salvador, China, Nigeria, Palestine, Angola, Turkey, Azerbaijan, Jordan, and more. If you are interested in learning more about the asylum process, please schedule a consultation with us. Submitting a strong asylum case requires much time and preparation to prepare an application and attach supporting documentation. Since US immigration law is Federal, the firm can represent clients nationwide on asylum claims.

Call Powers Law Group, P.C. at (713) 589-2085 or email to see if you have a viable claim for asylum.

Common Types

Affirmative: Presenting an asylum case before an Asylum Officer at the USCIS office

Defensive: Presenting an asylum case before an immigration judge. This can be a defense to deportation proceedings or where the case proceeds after an affirmative asylum is referred to court

Success stories

         Defensive Asylum (Immigration court – New Orleans, LA) – Sep 2017 El Salvador: Approval for client and two children based on the Matter of A-R-C-G  (domestic violence)

Affirmative Asylum – Oct 2016 Pakistan: Approval for female applicant due to PSG

Affirmative Asylum – Oct 2016 Nigeria: Approval for female applicant due to PSG

Affirmative Asylum – Oct 2016 Pakistan: Approval for dependents (wife and children) after primary applicant was approved in 2015

Affirmative Asylum – Sept 2016 Rwanda: Approval for family due to political opinion

Affirmative Asylum – July 2016 Pakistan: Approval for woman due to PSG

Affirmative Asylum – June 2016 Syria: Approval for couple!

Affirmative Asylum – September 2015 Pakistan: Approval!

Affirmative Asylum – June 2014 Iraq: Out-of-status family approved after interview!

Affirmative Asylum – Zimbabwe –  March 2013-Firm prepared an asylum client for her interview, attended interview and prepared client for her Notice of Intent to Deny response with successful results.

Affirmative/Defensive Asylum – Nepal – 2009-2012

More Information

Things to consider for Asylum Applications:

  1. The importance of hiring an experienced asylum attorney
  2. Top Ten Ways to have a successful Asylum Interview
  3. USCIS Information about Asylum