The Tulsa law firm of Fry & Elder is well versed in all immigration law practices, including Oklahoma asylum law.
Oklahoma Asylum Law Explained
Oklahoma asylum law and elsewhere is a form of protection from removal that may be granted to people who have been persecuted or have a fear of persecution based on their religion, race, nationality, political opinion, or membership in a particular social group. Individuals currently in the U.S. or who are seeking entry at a port of entry may apply. Generally, you must apply for asylum within one year of your last arrival into the U.S.
Similar to asylum is withholding of removal under the Convention Against Torture. For withholding of removal under the Convention Against Torture, an individual must show that it is more likely than not that they would be tortured in their home country or country of nationality.
The torture must have been inflicted for such purposes as obtaining from the victim a confession, punishment for an act committed or suspected of committed, intimidating the victim, or for any other reason based on discrimination. Lastly, the torture must have been inflicted by or at the urging, consent, or acquiescence of a public official.
Experience the Fry & Elder Difference
While Fry & Elder is most known for its prowess in high conflict and high resolution Tulsa divorce and child custody issues, our firm is decorated in a number of facets and practice areas, including asylum in Oklahoma. In fact, the U.S. News & World Report’s exclusive list of Best Law Firms from 2014-2018.
Lorena Rivas is our lead counsel in Oklahoma immigration law, and is an accomplished and experienced trial lawyer. She is a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) and Hispanic National Bar Association (HNBA) and was the 2018 recipient of the Fern Holland Award.
Her work at Fry & Elder focuses on the legal representation of individuals who are facing the numerous and complicated immigration laws in the United States in affirmative and defensive immigration policies before the Department of Homeland Security.
Robert G “Hap” Fry Jr., is a decorated and accomplished Tulsa divorce lawyer. He He was recently honored as the Lawyer of the Year for Family Law in Tulsa for 2016 by Best Lawyers® and has been selected as an Oklahoma Super Lawyer® every year since 2007.
Fry & Elder attorneys James R. Elder, and Aaron D. Bundy, along with Fry are AV® Preeminent Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell®.
Whether you need consultation with Oklahoma asylum law or any other immigration law in Oklahoma, contact Fry & Elder today to set up a personal consultation with a proven and accomplished Tulsa attorney.