Those wishing to enter the United States seeking help from something horrible need to meet the requirements for asylum. People who settle in Kentucky who may still need assistance with filing for asylum should familiarize themselves with the parameters.
We at Vickerstaff Law Office understand the sensitive nature of the plight those seeking asylum may face. While it is not a guarantee of legal admission or residency in the United States, meeting these legal standards may help you obtain your goal of full citizenship.
Reasons for qualifying for asylum
Not everyone will qualify for asylum, but some underlying conditions must exist. You must demonstrate that you suffer persecution or the threat of violence and/or death because of:
- Social standing or group affiliation
The government may consider sexual orientation and gender as possible pretexts to asylum if your home country has a history of violence against people for these reasons.
There are two basic ways to go about asking for asylum. Some do it at the border or ports of entry. Others may do it at U.S. embassies in other countries. When seeking asylum, you may file on behalf of yourself and your family, including children under 21. People who are already residing in the U.S. and want to seek permanent residency under asylum parameters have one year from the time they enter to apply. You may file after a year if you can prove you have a change in circumstance. If an immigration judge previously denied your application for asylum, you cannot reapply.
People who need protection may file for asylum, but this is not a guarantee of admission. Visit our website to get help with this and other immigration issues.