Through Asylum 2017-09-20T16:16:22+00:00

Through Asylum

The Refugee Act of 1980 conforms U.S. immigration laws with various UN conventions and protocols. A person within the United States may be granted asylum if he or she can demonstrate a “well-founded fear of persecution” based on:

(1) political opinion

(2) religion

(3) race

(4) nationality

(5) membership in a particular social group

A person who is outside the U.S. may apply for refugee status based on this same criteria.

This page is divided into the following subtopics:

• Success Stories

• Asylum Video

• General Information

• State Department – Asylum Resources

• Asylee Adjustment of Status

• Temporary Protected Status

• Articles and Reports

• Credible & Reasonable Fear FAQs

• Asylum and Human Rights Links

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