Asylum is a legal status that protects non-citizens against deportation when they enter the United States as political refugees who fear persecution in their countries of origin. Elizabeth Barna is a nationally recognized expert in the field of asylum law.
Asylum seekers can file affirmative applications with the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service, operating under the auspices of the Homeland Security. This process is open to legal and illegal immigrants alike.
Elizabeth Barna has a very high success rate in defending individuals in deportation and removal proceedings. She has access to experts who are able to submit affidavits to the courts on her clients’ behalf. Many of these individuals receive asylum, or permanent residence through petitions, or through cancellation of removal. An individual may be eligible for cancellation of removal if he or she lived in the United States for 10 or more years before being issued a notice to appear before an immigration judge, and has a qualifying relative who would suffer exceptional and extremely unusual hardship if the individual was removed from the United States.