The aliens who have suffered persecution in their home country and they have well-founded fear of future prosecution upon their return to their home country may apply for asylum United States. Not every single person who has suffered some type of harm or persecution in his/her home country is entitled to receive a favorable decision by USCIS.

In order to establish a prima facie case of asylum, the applicant must prove that he/she suffered persecution based on his religion, race, nationality, political opinion or membership in a particular social group. Applicant is expected to have evidence to show past persecution and such evidence may be police reports, hospital records, newspaper articles, social media postings and decorations from eyewitnesses corroborating acts of violence or abuse suffered by the applicant or his/her family member.

Applicant must also show that he/she will face serious risk of grievous public bodily harm or death if he/he returns to the country. Applicant must also show that the location within his/her native country will not abate the risk of harm.

If you or your family member is considering to file for asylum, we would like to inform you that asylum application should be filed within one year after the entry into United States. Failure to file asylum application within one year reduces the chance of winning asylum and applicant must have a valid reason to overcome one year filing requirement.

People who have file asylum they are entitled to apply for a work permit from immigration authorities after one year from the date of filing of asylum application.

If you wish to file an asylum application, please feel free to call our office to set up an appointment to discuss your chances of winning asylum case.

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