You may be eligible to obtain a green card if you are suffering persecution in your home country or fear that you will suffer persecution in your home country because of your:
- Membership in a particular social group, and/or
- Political opinion
To apply for asylum, you must fill out Form
I-589 “Application for Asylum and for Withholding of Removal” within one year of arriving in the United States. Your spouse and/or children (must be under 21 years of age and unmarried) with are in the United States may be included on your application.
If you are granted asylum and your spouse and children are outside of the United States, you may petition to have them brought to the United States by filling out Form I-730 “Refugee/Asylee Relative Petition.” This must be filed
within two years of your granting of asylum unless there are reasons that USCIS finds to excuse this time constraint.
One year after being granted asylum, you are then permitted to apply for permanent residence. To apply for a green card you must file Form 1-485 “Application to Register Permanent Residence or to Adjust Status.”
For assistance in applying for Asylum Application, or for more information on immigration proceedings generally, please contact one of the attorney’s at LOIGICA, P.A.. We will be happy to assist you in any of your immigration matters. We look forward to helping you.