Trump Administration Has Reduced The Categories For Which People May Seek Asylum
Sessions has pushed to have a new guidance put into place. Border officials and asylum seekers still in other countries can now reject anyone who claims asylum because of fear under gang violence or domestic violence. Article on CNN can be read here.
Here is the transcript of the video we have posted today on our Facebook Page about this topic:
Can people still claim asylum to get into the United States. Yes, currently people can seek asylum who have suffered persecution or fear of persecution because of their:
- Membership in a particular social group
- Political opinion.
If someone claims one of the above they can be allowed to enter the US and granted a hearing on their claim. They may include their spouse and children (who are under 21 and unmarried) in their application.
An asylum seeker must file a form I-589 within ONE YEAR of arriving in the United States. USCIS does not have a fee for this application.
We have helped clients who are seeking asylum determine the best category and filed their paperwork for them. We can help determine the best category under which to file for asylum or entrance into the United States based on your individual circumstances.
Please contact our office at (678) 615-8LAW (8529) to talk about your asylum or other immigration issues. We are here to HELP. ”