Under certain terms and conditions, people in the United States illegally may seek asylum. Conditions for granting permanent asylum to remain in the U.S. are specific and require the applicant to demonstrate persecution if he or she returns to his or her country of origin. Reasons for persecution can include:
- Race or ethnicity
- Nationality or membership in a social group
- Political party
In addition, certain types of asylum may be granted to immigrants who have suffered as victims of domestic violence while living in the U.S.
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Attorney Derek Lim is recognized as one of the pre-eminent immigration lawyers in the Bay Area, with a particular focus on asylum seekers from countries in Asia and Southeast Asia. If you are an illegal immigrant or your legal status is about to expire and you require asylum, call the Fremont, California, Law Offices of Derek Lim at 800-769-3977 or contact us online.
Mr. Lim is fluent in Cantonese, Mandarin, Laotian and Thai. Other language interpreters are available.