Usted puede calificar para asilo en las siguientes circunstancias:
- If you have experienced (or are under threat of) violence by your government;
- If you are being persecuted by your government on the basis of race, gender, political affiliation, or membership in a particular social group;
- If you are being deprived of basic human rights or civil liberties in your country.
Asylum can be sought at any U.S. border or entry point, or within the United States, regardless of how you entered, including illegal entry.
However, you may not be eligible for asylum if you have the freedom to:
- Travel within your own country;
- Leave your country;
- Relocate to a different part of your country to escape the danger.
Ineligibility may also apply if you’re seeking asylee or refugee status from outside the U.S. (not at a port of entry) or if you’ve been in the U.S. for over a year without seeking asylum.
Upon consultation and a preliminary assessment by an asylum officer, your case may be referred to an immigration judge for review. Even if the officer doubts the likelihood of your asylum claim succeeding, you have the right to request a hearing before a judge.
In the courtroom, you must demonstrate to the immigration judge a credible fear for your safety in your country of origin.
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