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Information about Asylum

Asylum is the protection granted to foreign nationals who feel they cannot return to their native country.

Seeking asylum is often confused with requesting refugee status, however, one main difference is that an individual who is requesting asylum is already in the country at the time of their request. In most cases, asylum is requested because an individual feels they would be in some form of moral danger if they were to return to their country.

Basic conditions for asylum

Every year people come to the United States seeking protection because they have suffered persecution or fear that they will suffer persecution due to:

  • The individual has a well-founded fear of persecution based on race, religion, nationality, membership in a social group, or political opinion if returned to the home country or country of last permanent residence.
  • The individual is not a security risk or perpetrator of persecution.
  • The individual has not committed certain categories of crimes.

If expulsion from the U.S. would put them at a safety risk, unless:

  • The individual can safely return to the home country or move to another country.
  • The individual no longer meets the requirement of eligibility.
  • The individual has participated in persecution.
  • The individual presents a security risk.
  • The individual has been convicted of a serious crime, including conviction of an aggravated felony.

Asylum lawyer serving in Tampa, Lakeland and Brandon

To learn more about asylum, get in touch with an immigration lawyer for expert assistance. In Ardila Law Firm will expertly guide you through the long list of requirements, applications, and other procedures to minimize the difficulties associated with the asylum process. At Ardila Law Firm in Brandon FL., we will assist throughout the entire asylum process to ensure that the application is completed correctly and on time. Our firm takes a great pride in our ability to provide honest representation and excellent service to our clients. Visit or call our firm office today.