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I am basically asking, if my Asylum application will have good chance of approval.
Thank you for your swift response,
I'm in the US for a week now, and this is my first time to visit the US.
as for education, I was doing a Bachelor degree in Business unfortunately I couldn't finish it back then and started working since 2007 in Marketing and Sales.
please note that I was working in UAE and things were going fine. but the refusal of my passport renewal forced me to take such extreme measures and come to USA asking for asylum.
passport expires and embassy is refusing to renew it simply to force me to go back to Syria so they could detain me on sight if not welcome me with some sticks and punches before throwing me into some dark room in some concentration camp !
actually I have been working since 2008 now.. so that is 5 years of experience.
I dont understand though, would the job experience matter in granting an asylum !
exactly, my main concern is applying for asylum.
and yes I'm being targeted for speaking in public and for publicly denouncing the policies of repression in there which resulted in threats from regime related people who reported my name to authorities in Damascus
of course if I am in Syria when I denounced the regime, you would've seen me sending you this now. anyhow, that is the first reason.
the second reason is that I refused to be drafted into the army which is killing civilians. therefore, I will be taken court martial if I set a foot there.
last but not least. the embassy's refusal to renew my passport and demanding me to go to Syria for security clearance which means I have to go to an intelligence branch there which would be suicidal in my case even to sit foot in the country. not mentioning the intellegence branch.
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after the details I mentioned regarding the situation in Syria and my situation in particular isn't that considered as persecution ?
you are telling me information which I already know, my Question again is " do I have good chance in getting my Asylum application approved after the details I mentioned to you ? "
I simply can't go back to Syria because I will be arrested for denouncing the government there in public and deserting military service which If I do accept I will forced to participate in violence against civilians population as well as torture.
waiting for your reply !
Of course you have a chance and I think you have a good chance if you can prove everything you say. But each case is different, you may get a good or a bad Asylum Officer or you may get a good or bad Immigration Judge. The only statistic I can point you to is here:
In 2012, 148 asylum applications were filed by Syrians and only 37 were granted. Now that may have changed in 2013, but those statistics around out yet. So the best thing you can do is find an attorney to help you because as I said, your best chance is your first chance.
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Thank you, XXXXX XXXXX taken a look to the link you provided and the information are useful.
yet, you've mentioned that I need to prove what I'm saying.
now, I can prove that embassy is denying me from renewing my passport and I can prove that I'm wanted for military service.
would that be sufficient ?
also, in case my asylum is denied ! will I be deported ?
If I go there I will be tortured if not killed. what would be my other chances ?
of course, I will definitely use an attorney.
however, I'm thinking how can I prove to the US authorities that I will be persecuted once I land in the airport in Damascus.
I mean, with the civil war raging over there, it is so easy of killing somebody and even easier even he is a conscript. they will simply blame it on the opposition fighters.
also, there is the Temporary protection status which the US authorities included the Syrians under be considered at least?
please put into consideration that my passport will expire and my home country is in Civil war not mentionin that I'm wanted... :S isn't all this enough ?
That's what you use an attorney for. The attorney will collect the evidence needed to prove what needs to be proven.
And what you are saying in your statement should be enough but you have to prove it!
As far as TPS, you have to prove you were in the U.S. since June 17, 2013. Here is a link:
Also, to get you started with your proof, here is a link:
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Thank you again for your most appreciated help,unfortunately, I wasn't in the US since June 2013. therefore, the TPS isn't an option for me.Now since I can't go back to Syria, could you please tell me, in case I hire an attorney and the case is denied. what options will I still have?
You will still be able to appeal the decision and an appeal takes 6 months to a year or more. So you will have plenty of time in the U.S. Even if you lose the appeal, the chances of you being picked up and deported are small as long as you have no crimes. The U.S. is short on money and it takes money to detain and deport people. So they are focused on those that have crimes. It doesn't mean you are 100% safe, but it means that to them you are not a priority. Take a look at this link:
got it .... thank you again... can you please tell me the estimation for hiring an attorney for this case ?
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