A person may be granted asylum if they can prove that they have suffered past persecution or that they fear they will suffer persecution in their home country due to any of the following:
- Membership in a particular social group
- Political opinion
Any person in the United States may submit an application for asylum if they are fearful of returning to their native country. You do not have to be lawfully residing in the U.S. to seek this benefit and it does not matter how you arrived in the United States. It is a terrible feeling believing that you will be harmed because of your race, religion, nationality, membership in a particular social group, or political opinion. Nobody should have to live this way! If you believe that you may be harmed because of one of these factors, please contact us to discuss a potential application for asylum. You do not have to live in fear any longer!