No one should have to live in fear of persecution. Unfortunately for many, leaving their home country is the only option for avoiding persecution based on their personal characteristics. The U.S. is able and willing to help many of these individuals through their asylum system.
Asylum is a legal status granted to foreign residents who face a risk of persecution in their home country based on certain protected classes. Asylum exists not only for those who have been previously victimized, but anyone with a realistic fear of persecution if they are forced to return home.
There are different factors that considered protected. A person likely to face persecution based on these factors could qualify for asylum. Some of these factors include:
- Political beliefs
- Nation of origin
The reality of the asylum system is that not everyone that applies is accepted. Each year, countless people are turned away from the U.S. after their asylum requests are denied. The best way to avoid this outcome is to rely on the guidance of skilled legal counsel.
The team at Diamondback Legal know the ins and outs of the asylum system. We know how to maximize your chances of success by complying with the law and meeting all requirements for asylum. If you have questions about the process, we have the answers. Call a Temple asylum lawyer today for a free consultation.