Know Your Rights: Who Can Apply For An Asylum In US?

Thousands of immigrants apply for asylum in US every years to seek protection from their own country. And though it’s not that easy to obtain an asylum, one can know whether or not they qualify to get an asylum from US based on the condition going in their country – may it be riots, political unrest or unfair persecution.

 

There are capable immigration lawyers in Los Angeles who can better assist you in making it possible. Following are the instances where an individual can seek asylum from the United States:

 

An individual having fear of persecution on the basis of religion, race, social group, political opinion. And when person receives an asylum, he or she can apply for the green card of US. The asylum candidates must be from some other nationality.

 

If an individual is afraid of being persecuted by the government in his/her country, for instances like torture, harassment and discrimination based on caste, creed, or religion can apply for asylum.

 

Also, the multifold factors exhibiting cumulative impacts of harm when incorporated together, including but not limited to:

 

  • economic drawback,
  • deprivation of the right to privacy,
  • distressed or inferior living conditions,
  • Unfavourable attitude of society to individuals who are homosexuals and transgenders
  • lack of higher education,
  • shunned by the society

 

These along with some other conditions that present the harmful environment, which can establish the persecution of the individual.

 

Fear of harm from parts of government, including:

 

  • army and police,
  • left-wing or right-wing political groups and parties,
  • religious zealots, and
  • other social groups

 

All these elements presenting harm, which the native government is unwilling or unable to govern and bring under order, also qualifies an individual facing these issues to apply for asylum.

 

However, there are certain individuals who are denied asylum including:

 

  • Individuals who have criminal records
  • Committed felonies
  • Considered threat to humanity
  • Danger to the national security
  • Conviction for a serious crime

 

The aforementioned individuals are not permitted asylum in the united states. There are many legal limitations to the asylum and you can engage an immigration lawyer who can offer legal assistance to make it possible for you to have asylum.

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