Our immigration law firm Stelmakh Law LLC and experienced lawyers are focused exclusively on the practice of US Immigration Law. We advise immigrants and refugees on political asylum applicants when they fear persecution in their home country due to:
- Religious beliefs
- Political opinion
- Membership in a social group
If you fear persecution upon returning to your home country, you may be eligible for political asylum in the United States. In order to qualify for political asylum however, the harm you fear must be based on religion, race, nationality, political opinion or membership in a particular social group. The persecution you fear must be either from a part of the government or an individual or group that the government cannot or will not protect you from.
In order to qualify for asylum, persecution must also be something more substantial, such as human rights violations, torture, unlawful or political detention, physical violence, or infliction of serious emotional distress. Sometimes, mere threats of harm can qualify as persecution if other individuals or groups similarly situated to you have experienced documented persecution.
If you’re considering asking the U.S. government for asylum, we may be able to help you. Call us today.