People fleeing persecution in their home countries may seek protection in the US through Asylum. To be granted asylum, you must demonstrate that you are a “refugee,” that you are not barred from asylum for any of the reasons listed under US immigration laws, and that the decision-maker should grant asylum as a matter of discretion.
To Quality for Asylum
To qualify for Asylum, you must be in the US or request asylum protection at a US border and be unable or unwilling to return your home 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. You must also apply within 1 year of your entry to the US. Otherwise, you must show that you qualify for an exception to the filing deadline and you applied within a reasonable time given that exception.
We have helped people escaping the following life threatening situations obtain asylum protection:
- Mexican cartel violence
- Central American gang violence
- Domestic Violence
- Honor Killing
- Female Genital Mutilation
- Palestinian Statelessness