Asylees or asylum seekers are those who have left their home countries to find safety in the United States. To be eligible for asylum, the U.S. government must agree that you would face the fear of persecution if you returned home. Asylees often face persecution based on race, religion, nationality, political opinion, or membership in a particular social group. This persecution makes life in an asylee’s country of origin extremely difficult or dangerous.
There are three ways you can seek asylum in the United States:
- Through an Asylum Merits Interview
You may be eligible to apply for work permit authorization once you have filed your asylum application.
Read more about asylum here.