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About Asylum

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For hundreds of years the United States of America has been a safe haven for refugees seeking protection from persecution in their home country. Article 14 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights states that "everyone has the right to seek and to enjoy in other countries asylum from persecution". Currently, the U.S. offers protection to refugees who have either suffered persecution or fear they will be persecuted due to their race, religion, membership in a particular group, or because of their political beliefs.

Am I Eligible for Asylum?

If the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) finds you eligible for asylum, then you may be permitted to stay in the United States. In order to apply for asylum, you will need to file Form I-589, Application for Asylum and for Withholding of Removal, within one year of your arrival in the United States.

You are allowed to include your spouse and children who are in the United States on your asylum application or at any time before a final decision is made on your case. However, your children must be under the age of 21 and unmarried to be included in your application for asylum.

You cannot apply for permission to work (employment authorization) at the same time you apply for asylum. The good news is that, if you are granted asylum, you will be allowed to work immediately. While some asylees prefer to obtain Employment Authorization Documents (EADs) for identification purposes, an EAD is not required for you to work if you are granted asylum.

If you think you qualify for asylum, speak to an Austin immigration lawyer from The Díaz Firm, PLLC today!

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