Maximize Your Chances Of Success Obtaining Asylum Status

Asylum is relief for an alien to remain in the United States under legal status because he or she has suffered past persecution or has well-founded fear of future persecution in his or her home country or country of last habitual residence. For the purposes of asylum, persecution is based on race, religion, nationality, political opinion or membership in a particular social group (including sexual orientation and gender identity). To qualify for asylum in the U.S., you must prove that you would face danger if you returned to your home country. You must demonstrate why you fear persecution, torture and/or other strong forms of discrimination such as:

  • Inability to obtain housing, employment or medical treatment
  • A high likelihood of violence

Since 1994, United States immigration law has recognized persecution on account of sexual orientation as a basis for asylum. Transgender individuals and HIV-positive individuals have also won asylum cases. Moreover, some people who have engaged in LGBTQ or HIV rights activism in their home countries and fear persecution on that basis may be eligible to apply for asylum under a "political opinion" category.

At Chong Immigration Law PLLC, clients seeking asylum come from many countries. These individuals have many reasons to justify their applications. Specifically, the law firm represents many who:

  • Identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender or other types of queer (LGBTQ)
  • Are political activists against oppressive regimes
  • Are from Africa
  • Are from South America

We Understand Your Fears — We See Your Possibilities

Whatever your reason for applying for asylum in the U.S., rest assured that at Chong Immigration Law PLLC, you have a friend. Attorney Cameron Chong is nonjudgmental. The entire law firm wants to help you be able to live a free and open life. You will find empathy as well as skillful legal representation through the asylum petition process with the help of Chong Immigration Law PLLC.

Talk To An Experienced Washington, D.C., Immigration Lawyer About Your Asylum Case

Find out if you likely qualify for asylum and how our law firm can help. Call 202-798-7328 or send an email inquiry.