The United States offers asylum protection and work opportunities to families and individuals who are facing persecution or violence in their native country. Regardless of immigration status, eligible applicants may apply for asylum at existing U.S. ports of entry and within one year of arrival to the U.S.
Reasons for pursuing asylum include being persecuted for the following:
- Membership in a particular social group
- Political opinion
Applying for Asylum
To apply for asylum, you must complete Form I-589, Application for Asylum and for Withholding of Removal. USCIS offers Form Filing Tips on how to complete your form accurately. If you still have questions about your case before submitting your form, reach out to us.
Your spouse and children are also eligible for asylum benefits, and you need to list them on your Form I-589, Application for Asylum and for Withholding of Removal. When applying for asylum, children must be under 21 years of age, unmarried, and in the U.S. If your children turn 21 after you file your application, or while it’s pending, they will remain eligible as dependents.
If you have any questions about applying for asylum or would like an attorney to assist you in filing your form or attending your interview, please feel free to contact us give us a call at 214-251-8011 (Dallas, TX) or 817-332-1100 (Fort Worth, TX) to see how we can help you. You can also schedule your appointment online here.