Asked in Immigration Law for New York

Q: afraid to go back in home country

I am pakistani citizen born in UAE i went in pakistan recently and some one tried to kill me actually 2 unknown man came and shoot i was lukily saved police was also not helping and now i am afraid to go back there can i apply for assylum for US or any other country because in UAE they dont give permenet residency so until we have job we can stay and the day we lose our job leave the country.So now I am afraid to go back to pakistan what shall I do please guide me I want some safe place where I can live with my kids without any fear.

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Stephen Baird
Stephen Baird
  • Immigration Law Lawyer
  • Fargo, ND

A: You need to meet with an immigration lawyer in your area who is experienced with asylum claims. From what you describe, it doesn't sound like your situation fits the requirements for asylum, but you need to speak with an attorney who can get the whole story from you to get an opinion on your chances of success in an asylum request. Asylum is a complex area of immigration law, and a brief summary of your situation like you've provided isn't enough to determine your chances.

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