Applying for Asylum
One way people enter the United States is by requesting asylum. This may be granted to citizens of foreign countries who fear persecution in their home countries. After being granted asylum, you may apply for permanent residency when you have lived in the United States for at least one year.
Asylum may be granted to people who cannot return to their home country due to persecution for:
- Sexual orientation
- Political opinion or affiliation
- Membership in a social group
The asylum process and refugee status have gained a lot of attention in the media and among politicians in recent years. Limits have been placed on applications for asylum and refugee status and the requirements have become more complicated to navigate. Our asylum and refugee status attorneys in Atlanta always stay abreast of all changes to the law and regulations to provide our clients with the best possible legal advice.