Asylum and Political Persecution
Like Branches on a Tree, Families may Grow in Different Directions Yet the Roots Remain as One
Sagar, aged 53, of Nepalese ethnicity, left his home country of Nepal due to political persecution at the hands of Maoist Party Members. Sagar entered the United States using a B-1 Tourist Visa while his wife and children went to India. He overstayed and was at risk of being removed from the United States. In November 2012, Sagar availed of Madrid-Crost Law Group’s legal assistance. MCLG resolutely pursued Sagar’s case and filed an Asylum application. In July 2016, Sagar was granted Asylee Status and is eligible for adjustment of status. Likewise, after his asylum application was approved, his wife and children became eligible to file I-730 petitions which he, with the assistance of MCLG, filed shortly thereafter and are presently waiting for the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services’ decision. Sagar currently resides in Illinois where, with a hopeful heart, he prays his family can join him soon and that they be reunited once again as a complete family.