The asylum system is an opportunity for anyone facing persecution in their home country to live safely and securely in the United States. While this system can be life-saving, there are strict eligibility requirements that come with it.
If you intend to pursue asylum, you must be able to show that you have a well-founded fear of persecution. Not only must you be able to show that you face a real and present risk of harm if you return to your home country, but you also must be able to establish that you are in danger due to your identity or beliefs.
There are a few protected classes that could qualify for asylum under federal law. You might qualify if you face persecution based on any of the following factors:
- Political beliefs
- Membership in certain social groups
It is not necessary to show that you have been a victim of persecution in the past, or establish with certainty that you will face it if you return home. Asylum is granted for those that can establish that there is a reasonable possibility of facing persecution based on the protected grounds mentioned above.
The attorneys at Diamondback Legal understand what is at stake in an asylum case. We are ready to help you navigate the process and give you the best chance at a successful asylum petition.