In the United States, we pride ourselves on our freedom: Freedom of speech, freedom of religion, etc. However, in many other countries, there is no such freedom. Persecution abounds, and there are millions of people who want nothing more than to relocate to a place where they are free to live, speak, and believe what they will - within reason - without persecution. Many of these people attempt to flee persecution by applying for asylum in the United States.

Filing for Asylum in the U.S.

To be considered a legally qualified applicant for asylum in the U.S., you must:

  • Fear persecution; and
  • Prove that you would be persecuted on one of following protected grounds:
    • Race
    • Religion
    • Nationality
    • Political opinion
    • Social group; and
  • Establish that your persecution is being caused by the government, or that the government is unable to control the actions of those responsible for your persecution

If you are seeking asylum in the United States, the sooner you act, the better. With the applicable deadlines for the filing of asylum applications, as well as the time and effort required to apply and be considered, time is of the essence, and the assistance of a competent Los Angeles immigration attorney is an absolute necessity.

When a person is admitted to the U.S. on political asylum, they will be able to stay indefinitely or for a temporary time if until the situation in their home country changes. America was founded upon the freedoms of religion, political views, and many other various freedoms of individuals. No one should face persecution for any of these reasons. We will be able to assist those who are facing persecution in a political asylum application. The process to apply can be long and difficult; this is why the legal aid of a lawyer will be helpful in this process.