Immigration Issues/Is Asylum an option?

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Dear Sir,
I came to the USA for training and knowledge transfer via a B1 visa, upon entry I was given 3 months (expires on Jan 7 2007) on the I94 form and I have a 5 years B1/B2 visa.
During my stay here the situation in my country Lebanon escalated and we are on the verge of civil war again, I fear going back, there is no fear of being persecuted and I know I can survive but I am really sick of always rebuilding, I am really seeking a stable environment where I can build a family. Most probably this does not constitute a valid reason for asylum, so what do I do? What's the best approach I can take in order to get a working permit and work and live here?
Where is your practice located and when can I get an appointment?

Thanks a lot

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If there is no fear of persecution then there is no basis for Asylum.  There are many various options available to you, but a lot depends upon your level of education, your ability to find a job, or your ability to start your own business.

I am located in Houston, Texas.

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Alexander J. Hay

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I am a U.S. lawyer with offices in Houston, Texas and in Belize. I can answer questions on U.S. Immigration, U.S. corporate law, and Offshore Tax and Asset Planning.
If you are on an H or L visa I am NOT GOING TO ANSWER your questions since they are usually highly fact oriented, and also you have a company attorney handling the whole thing. Call your own attorney please! If you disregard this request, don't be surprised if I answer with "homework question".

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I am a U.S. attorney with offices in the United States and Belize. I have experience helping to protect assets, reduce taxes, and improve investment performance by utilizing global investment techniques.

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Harvard University, A.B. degree; University of Houston Law Center, J.D. Degree; Fulbright Scholar

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