Persecution for belief, race or nationality is a terrible thing for people to endure. When people flee from their country of origin because of persecutions, the United States may offer safe haven.

Persons can apply for asylum if they have suffered persecution in their country of origin in the past, or face the possibility of persecution in the future on account of their:

  • Membership in a particular social group
  • Race
  • Religion
  • Nationality
  • Political beliefs

It may be possible to obtain asylum if one is already located in the United States or is seeking entry. After someone obtains asylum, he or she may also qualify for permanent resident status in the future. In order to obtain asylum, one must file form I-589. According to the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services, "Form I-589 [allows] aliens who believe they are at risk of harm to apply for asylum and help(s) to ensure that these claims are presented at one time, thereby allowing resolution of these issues in the normal course of proceedings."

If you believe you or anyone close to you qualifies for asylum, it is important to have a legal team that can help ensure compliance with the process; the process must be undertaken within the United States and within one year of entry. Because of the time sensitivity of the issue, we encourage you to get in touch with us as soon as possible.

Our team of experienced attorneys are prepared to help you address any asylum issue.

To get in touch and schedule a consultation to discuss any refugee/political asylum issues with our Irvine lawyer, call 949-751-6574 or email the firm.