Applying for Asylum | Get Protection in the United States of America
America is a country that prides itself on conserving and championing human rights. Our founding documents espoused ideas of equality and the liberty to worship, associate, and speak freely. It’s why our amendments and freedoms are so highly protected. This is why the United States is known for accepting asylum seekers. Just like every other country, however, the U.S. is a country of laws and it is important to understand how asylum works to apply for it successfully. Asylum eligibility depends on certain factors and the ability to prove your story.
Asylum is “the protection granted by a nation to someone who has left their native country as a political refugee.” The U.S. will offer asylum to people who are being persecuted or fleeing from the following in their country of origin:
- Political opinion
- Membership of a particular social group
The world is a vast and often violent place. Thousands of people flee to the United States each year because they face the threat of violence or death in their country. Many countries do not respect dissenting opinions, political beliefs, or religious beliefs and this means that other governments will persecute their own people. Seeking asylum is a way to escape these dire situations in your home country and come to a country that is at peace and respects your freedom to believe and worship.
Requirements for Applying
A person must be physically in the United States or at a port of entry to apply for asylum. People who are already in the U.S. must apply within a year of arriving. Cynthia R. Lopez is ready to help you through the complex immigration process. Going through the system the right way is key to ensuring a successful result. This is why it is important to have an immigration attorney on your side. To begin the process, you must first fill out and submit an I-589 form correctly.
Approaching the Process the Right Way
Applying for asylum can be a complex process and should be treated carefully. Going about entering the country the wrong way can create problems down the line. This is why Cynthia R. Lopez wants to help you apply for asylum and ensure that the forms and paperwork are completed the right way.
How Our Law Firm Can Help You
Our office is staffed with professionals and legal aids who understand the plight of people coming from dangerous places. We are here to help! We want to see you successfully apply for asylum and keep yourself and your family safe.
Give us a call at 915-996-9070 or visit our office at 615 E Schuster Ave Suite #10.