Asylum is recognized in the United States under both Federal and International law. Every year, thousands of people from around the world travel to the United States seeking its protection either because they have suffered persecution in the fast or because they have a well-founded fear that they will suffer persecution in the future due to their:
- Membership in a Particular Social Group
- Political opinion
If you believe you may qualify for asylum, then an I-589 Form will need to be submitted within one year of your arrival in the United States. There is no fee to apply. Please feel free to contact us regarding your potential asylum claim. Your chances of receiving asylum may well depend on the assistance and expertise we could provide.
If you were admitted to the United States as a refugee or as a qualifying family member of an asylee, you are eligible to apply for permanent residence (a green card) one year after your entry into the United States. If you were granted asylum in the United States, you are eligible to apply for permanent residence one year after the approval of your asylum status.