Individuals who are afraid to return to their home country may seek asylum in the United States.  In order to qualify for asylum, an individual must have a “well-founded fear of persecution due to race, religion, nationality, membership in a particular social group, and/or political opinion.”  Individuals who fear being tortured if returned to their home country may also obtain some types of relief.  

We have extensive experience with preparing and filing asylum applications, as well as helping applicants with their interviews at the local asylum office.  Nadia brings more than two decades of experience in asylum and refugee law to her practice. She first began working with refugees in 1994 when she did an internship at the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (“UNHCR”) in Washington, DC.  She also spent a year at Amnesty International’s headquarters in London, United Kingdom, researching sexual orientation as a basis for “membership in a particular social group.” During the NATO bombing of Kosovo in the summer of 1999, Nadia worked for UNHCR in Sarajevo, Bosnia-Herzegovina, and wrote a report on conditions for the repatriation of refugees.  She understands the full picture of forced migration and is sensitive to her clients' needs.

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