Asylum

Filing for asylum is another way to stop deportation.

The asylum process is intended to help those who come to the United States seeking protection from a dangerous situation in their home country because they have suffered persecution or they fear they would be persecuted if they returned.

To be eligible for asylum, the persecution you experienced must be based on some part of your personal identity. For example, persecution may be based on your:

  • Race
  • Religion
  • Nationality
  • Membership in a particular social group
  • Political opinion

Once an asylum application is prepared and submitted, the applicant may be eligible for work authorization if a period of time has passed and an asylum decision has not been made.

Click here to find out how else to stop deportation.

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