Asylum Winning Your Case
A person who has a “well-founded fear” of persecution if he/she returns to their home country may apply for asylum before the USCIS. Also, a person who is in removal proceedings may apply for asylum before an Immigration Judge. In this video, Carl Shusterman, a former INS Attorney (1976-82) whose law firm has assisted thousands of persons across the U.S. in becoming permanent residents for nearly 30 years, explains the basics of the process.
Persons may apply for asylum, for withholding of removal and/or under the Convention Against Torture. In order to apply for asylum, the person must demonstrate at least a 10% chance that they would be persecuted based on their (1) political opinion; (2) religious beliefs; (3) nationality; (4) race or (5) membership in a particular social group.
We hope that our video answers many of your questions about the process.
Additional information is available on our Asylum page.