Political Asylum

Asylum is a key part of the immigration legal system in the U.S.  Individuals and families fleeing persecution, discrimination and other harm are guaranteed a right to seek protection in this country.   Asylum cases involve the application of international human rights law.

A person fleeing harm or persecution due to his or her race, religion, nationality, political opinion, or social group is a refugee.  As she enters the U.S. she may ask for protection in the form of political asylum.   The United States has a relatively harsh set of policies for deciding these cases, some of which are decided by the USCIS asylum office and some of which are decided by an Immigration Judge when a case is placed in removal proceedings.  Sadly, at present, the government presumes that claims are fraudulent and that people are lying to get into the U.S.  Our office, alongside regional non-profit immigrant assistance offices, such as the Northwest Immigrant Rights Project (, help individuals apply for asylum and related benefits.

What Our Clients Say

  • “After a U.S. Senator could not help us get out of our country, someone told our friend in Port Townsend to contact Seifert Law Offices to help. The office immediately started my case. In less than a month the paper work was done and we were out of Guinea by January 2001. Had we not obtained the visas and stayed in Guinea we would not be alive to tell this story. Thank God we are now in the States, united with our daughter, sound and safe and thank God for Seifert Law Offices.”

    Anonymous – Immigration Client
  • “From the bottom of our hearts, my daughter and I thank Lisa Ellen Seifert and Seifert Law Offices for winning my case and all their help and for being there for us every time we needed them the most!”

    Immigration Case
  • “I recommend Seifert Law Offices to anyone seeking to get a visa but is having problems with INS. Seifert Law Offices is very understanding and kind in dealing with their clients. This office has many years of experiences in cases relating to immigration. And, above all, client’s success is the Seifert Law Offices top priority.”

    Anonymous – Family Case

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