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Indiana Asylum Lawyer

Many people who come to the United States leave difficult conditions in their home countries. The United States allows non-U.S. citizens who have a justified fear of being persecuted due to their race, nationality, religion or political opinions and associations seek asylum or refugee immigrant status, allowing them to obtain permanent legal residency.

The Law Office of Jonathan Bruce can assist you. Whether you fled to the United States to avoid persecution, or conditions have become dangerous in your country of origin while you were here, our experienced Indiana asylum attorney who can help you understand your options.

Th Law Office of Jonathan Bruce has successfully helped a number of individuals and families obtain asylum, including natives of Bosnia and Guatemala. As a former Peace Corps volunteer who continues to travel and teach overseas, Jonathan Bruce has insight and firsthand experience of the dangers that foreign-born individuals often face in their homelands. In deportation/removal proceedings, asylum may be asserted as a defense. In some cases, it may be your only defense to being returned to your home country. Your application is more likely to be approved if you seek asylum voluntarily upon entrance into the United States, rather than waiting until you are arrested by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE).

Carmel Indiana Political Asylum And Refugee Attorney

Asylum can be granted to individuals who are just arriving in the U.S., or to people who are already living in the country. If you are arriving in the U.S., you may ask for asylum at the port of entry (i.e., airport, seaport, border crossing, etc.). If you are already in the U.S., you or your attorney must prepare and file an I-589 form (Application for Asylum and for Withholding of Removal) within one year of your arrival, whether you are residing in the country legally or not.

If your request for asylum is not approved, you have the option to appeal. Whether or not Jonathan Bruce represented you originally, the Law Offioce of Jonathan Bruce can advocate aggressively on your behalf in an appeal.

An Experienced Immigration Lawyer Can Answer Your Questions

The Law Office of Jonathan Bruce works with immigrants and their families primarily in Indiana, Kentucky and Ohio, but as also represented clients throughout the U.S. Call 859-905-9678 or email me to schedule an appointment.


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Law Offices of Jonathan Bruce
Indiana Location:

30 E. Main St
Carmel, IN 46032
Local: 859-905-9678

Fax: 513-386-7311

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Kentucky/Cincinnati, OH location:

7000 Houston Road, Suite 3

Florence, KY 41042