Successfully Representing Asylum Seekers
Attorneys at the Law Office of Robert B. Jobe, in San Francisco, California, have successfully represented thousands of people from all over the world, including those fleeing persecution on account of race, religion, nationality, political opinion, sexual orientation, HIV status, gender or membership in particular groups.
Through its successful litigation efforts, our San Francisco law office has defined the contours of asylum law in the western United States. We have helped establish several important principles of law, including (but not limited to):
- In the absence of evidence showing a legitimate prosecutorial purpose, the courts must assume that a government’s harassment of an individual is politically motivated.
- The presumption of future persecution that arises upon a showing of past persecution can be rebutted only by evidence of changed country conditions.
- Where the government is the persecutor, the court must assume that the applicant is at risk countrywide.
Asylum is a type of legal protection granted to individuals in the United States who meet certain criteria. With a lawyer’s help, these individuals must prove that they have been persecuted – or fear that they will be persecuted – based on their race, religion, nationality, membership in a particular social group or political opinion.
You may seek asylum if you are already in the United States or if you are seeking entry into the United States at a port of entry. If you are granted asylum, you may be permitted to remain in the United States and will likely be eligible to apply to adjust your status to that of a lawful permanent resident.