DO YOU FEAR RETURNING TO YOUR NATIVE COUNTRY?
If you are an individual within the United States and you fear returning to your native country as a result of persecution based on your race, religion, sexual orientation or membership within a political or social group, you may be eligible to apply for permanent residence status by requesting for asylum within your first year in the United States.
To apply for Asylum, you must file a Form I-589 (Application for Asylum and for Withholding of Removal). Once you have been granted political asylum or refugee status, you may then apply for lawful permanent residence by submitting a Form I-485 (Application to Register Permanent Residence or Adjustment of Status).
The United States limits the number of legally qualified refugees allowed to immigrate under asylum. If you are seeking asylum within the United States, you should act soon due to the yearly limitation. The assistance of a competent immigration attorney is absolutely necessary.