Asylum Or Refugee Immigration

The United States immigration laws allow people who have well-founded fear of persecution to seek asylum or refugee status that will allow them to obtain permanent residency.

A person in the United States may be granted asylum if he or she can demonstrate a "well-founded fear of persecution" based on:

  1. Political opinion
  2. Religion
  3. Race
  4. Nationality
  5. Membership in a particular social group

Additionally, the law requires that an applicant apply within one year of arriving in the United States. Otherwise, an applicant must show either extraordinary circumstances or changed circumstances in his or her home country.

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The process surrounding asylum immigration can be complicated and overwhelming. Let the Yale Law Group be your guide. Call 940-222-8025 or contact our firm online to schedule a consultation.