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Louisville, Kentucky, Immigration Lawyer

Louisville, Kentucky, Immigration Lawyer

Can you seek asylum in the U.S.?

On Behalf of | Nov 16, 2018 | asylum

If you are looking into seeking refuge in Kentucky but don’t know where to begin, it can be a very daunting process. How do you know if you’re eligible to seek asylum? What reasons can a person seek asylum for, and does yours fall among them?

FindLaw takes a look at the different reasons a person could seek asylum within the United States, which may be more varied than one might expect. First, it depends on your treatment in your home country. You must have an active fear for your life or well-being. For example, you could be living with the fear of an attack. You must be being persecuted for one or more of the following reasons, as well:

  • Nationality
  • Religion
  • Race
  • Political opinion
  • Social group membership

Many people seeking asylum come from a place in which your race or religion are currently facing physical danger or even the threat of being killed. You may have fear of your public safety and are being persecuted by violent extremists or abused by the general populace. Scorn and disdain may make daily life miserable.

Another group of people who seek asylum frequently are those who are in an opposite political camp from a reigning regime. For example, political prisoners from countries like North Korea often seek refuge elsewhere. Their political opinions could get them killed.

If your case falls under these categories, you may be eligible to seek refuge in the United States. Contact an immigration attorney for help moving forward.