Individuals who have entered the U.S. may seek asylum if it is deemed that they have been persecuted, or have a well-founded fear of future persecution in their native country, based upon their race, religious beliefs, nationality, political opinion, or membership in a particular social group. There are two paths to applying for asylum: the affirmative process and the defensive process. If you are physically present in the United States, you must apply for asylum within one year of your arrival date with limited exceptions. If you are granted asylum, you will be allowed to live and work in the United States. You will be able to apply for permanent residency one year after you are granted asylum. With the asylum laws and regulations constantly shifting, we can assist you in preparing the strongest asylum application possible.
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