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Helping Victims Seeking Asylum

There are many programs that exist for the protection of those who experience domestic abuse or oppression, natural disasters, medical emergencies, or other urgent issues. Some of these are listed below.

Call our law firm today at (904) 447-1937 to find out how we can help you seek the legal relief you need.


Asylum may be granted to individuals both inside and outside the U.S. The process differs for each group.

Asylum can be sought by those who have been persecuted or who fear they will be persecuted in their home country based on their:

  • Race
  • Religion
  • Nationality
  • Membership in a particular social group
  • Political opinion

If you wish to pursue an application for asylum, our firm can provide all the necessary legal help to put you on the path to safety within the U.S.

Other Types of Humanitarian Visas

Many different categories have been set up by our government to help other victims of various types of abuse or for those in unusual or dangerous circumstances.

Examples of these include:

  • VAWA (Violence Against Women Act), which allows battered spouses (men or women), children, or parents to apply for a green card independently of the abuser. The abuse does not have to be physical.
  • Deferred Action for Children Arrival (DACA/"Dreamers"), which allows eligible individuals who were brought to the U.S. as children to apply for a renewable two-year period of deferment from deportation and to obtain a work permit.
  • U visa for victims of crimes.
  • T visa for victims of trafficking.
  • Temporary Protective Status (TPS), a temporary nonimmigrant visa for those of specifically designated countries unable to return home due to a natural disaster or armed conflict.
  • Humanitarian Parole for persons outside the U.S. who need to be paroled here for an urgent medical reason or for some other emergency.

If you are a victim of crime or abuse or if you fall into any of the above categories, the Law Office of Joanne M. Fakhre can provide legal help.

Contact our experienced asylum attorney in Jacksonville to learn more about your legal options at (904) 447-1937.

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