For many people, the asylum process is the only path out of a dangerous country that is hostile to them. If you fear persecution due to your identity or closely-held beliefs, you could qualify for asylum in the United States of America.
The path towards asylum is never easy. You can only apply for asylum within the United States, which means you have to risk traveling to this country first before you can apply. Once here, you generally have one year to file for asylum protection.
Not everyone that applies is entitled to asylum. To qualify, you must be able to show you have a reasonable fear of persecution if you are forced to return to your home country. This fear must be based on a history of persecution or the fear of future mistreatment.
Additionally, you must show that you face persecution due to one or more protected grounds accepted by the federal government. This includes things like your affiliation with a political group or your gender.
The team at Diamondback Legal is ready to help you with your asylum application no matter where you are in life. Not only can we assist you with applying when you enter the country, but we can also help you raise an asylum claim as a defense in a deportation or removal hearing.