For Refugees


A refugee is “any person who is outside any country of such person’s nationality or, in the case of a person having no nationality, is outside any country in which such person last habitually resided, and who is unable or unwilling to return to, and is unable or unwilling to avail himself or herself of the protection of, that country because of persecution or a well-founded fear of persecution on account of race, religion, nationality, membership in a particular social group, or political opinion.” 1

Our office advises clients and prepares petitions for the following Refugee categories:

  • Asylum
  • Withholding of Removal
  • Temporary Protection Status (TPS)
  • VAWA (Violence Against Women Act)
  • U Visas (for victims of certain crimes)

Contact Velez & Cipriano, PLLC for a consultation regarding your case. Our firm has experience successfully
petitioning for individuals who fall under the refugee category to remain in the US and ultimately obtain citizenship.






1 – INA §101(a)(42)(A); 8 USC §1101 (a)(42)(A)