Asylum allows foreigners to stay and live in the United States and gain legal status. After applying for Political Asylum in the United States, you can obtain a “green card” (permanent residence) and then, if desired, American citizenship.
According to statistics, a year ago, of all Latin American people, Venezuelans were the ones who received the greatest number of asylum approvals.
To apply for asylum in the United States, you must be physically present in the United States or seek entry into the United States through a port of entry.
Reasons to apply for asylum in the United States
Asylum can be requested by any person who fears, with a foundation, that he or she may be persecuted or has already suffered persecution because of:
- Its race.
- Political opinion.
- For belonging to a certain social group.