Many people come to the United States seeking protection because they have suffered fear or have been persecuted because of their race, nationality, religion, political opinion or because they belong to a particular social group. When a person is eligible for asylum due to one of the aforementioned characteristics, the United States government allows him to remain in the country. The person must submit the application within one year from the date they arrived in the United States or in their country of origin.
The person who applies can include their spouse and unmarried children under 21 who are in the United States.
The USCIS states that economic difficulties are not considered a sufficient reason for a person to apply for asylum status.
After one year of legally obtaining asylum status in the United States, a Green Card and, over time, United States Citizenship can be applied for.
In our office we can assist you in the Asylum Application and Representation for you and your family. For more information or to request an appointment please call us at 667-308-2264 or 443-845-9879.