Under U.S. law, asylum may be granted to foreigners who can establish a well-founded fear of persecution if they were returned to their home countries based upon their political opinion, race, religion, nationality, or membership in a particular social group.

Furthermore, in order to be granted asylum, you must present sufficient evidence or show proof that you were persecuted, or are at risk of persecution should you return to your home country. You can apply for asylum affirmatively by filing the application and initiating the asylum process, or you can seek asylum as a defense to pending deportation proceedings. Asylum can be granted to individuals just arriving in the U.S. or to people who are already physically in the country (US).

At Contreras Immigration Law Firm, we are dedicated to both helping foreign nationals escape persecution in their home countries and securing them a safe haven here in the U.S.

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