America is the land of the free. We’re free to say what we want, worship how we want, and participate in peaceful protests to air our grievances. Not all countries are like that, and many people live in a state of continuous persecution.

If you’re currently in the United States because your freedom or your life are in danger in your home country, you may be eligible to apply for asylum. Currently, there are no quotas assigned to the number of refugees who can be accepted each year. Asylum is based on persecution or fear of persecution in your home country. This includes persecution because of:

  • Race
  • Religion
  • Nationality
  • Membership in a particular social group
  • Political opinion

If you need the protection that asylum offers, talk to an attorney who can explain the law and how it affects you and your family. At the Law Office of Raymond O. Griffith, we will make sure you understand what refugee status means under U.S. and international law, and how to pursue your asylum claim in the United States. We will advocate on your behalf with the U.S. State Department, and other governmental agencies, so that your application is processed according to the correct procedures.

For more information or to schedule a consultation, contact us online or by phone today.