At Shestopalko Law we believe in helping refugees obtain asylum in the United States. We know that your situation is unique and we will do our best to ensure that you are protected from persecution in the United States.
The United States has to provide protection to those who qualify as “refugees.” There are two paths to obtain refugee status—either from abroad as a refugee or in the United States as an asylum seeker. Asylum is a (humanitarian) protection granted to aliens inside the United States or at the border who meet the definition of a “refugee.”
“Refugee” is (defined) as a person who is unable or unwilling to return to his or her home country due to past persecution or a well-founded fear of being persecuted in the future on account of race, religion, nationality, membership in a particular social group, or political opinion, and cannot obtain protection from that country’s government.
Aliens normally seek asylum & refugee status because of past persecution, or because they have reason to fear that there will be future persecution from their government or groups that the government is unable or unwilling to control.
Frequently Asked Questions
An alien may not file for asylum from outside of the United States. An alien may apply for asylum only when he or she is physically in the United State or at port of entry (airport or border).
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