Casa Cornelia is committed to upholding the legal rights of individuals fleeing their native countries due to political, social, religious, or ethnic persecution and/or torture. Our clients come to the U.S. from all over the world.
Seeking Asylum in the U.S.
Arriving in the U.S. after an often onerous journey, asylum seekers must immediately convince immigration officials they have a credible fear of returning to their homeland, or face deportation. A fortunate few are able to retain private counsel, but most are indigent and have little or no access to free legal representation — which is not provided. Making a successful asylum claim without an attorney is virtually impossible, especially for those who are arrested, detained, and facing deportation proceedings.