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Featured / 11.22.2023

Seeking Asylum in the United States


Asylum is a complex legal process designed to protect individuals fleeing persecution in their home countries, and it holds a pivotal place in immigration law. At The Law Office of Jesse Sanchez, we believe in helping people fleeing persecution to seek asylum in the United States. We understand the challenges and intricacies of asylum claims and are here to help you through the process. 

Understanding Asylum:

Asylum is granted to individuals who can prove they have a well-founded fear of persecution based on race, religion, nationality, political opinion, or membership in a particular social group in their home country. It is a fundamental human right enshrined in international law and reflects the values of compassion, justice, and freedom. 

Eligibility for Asylum:

To qualify for asylum, an person must establish the following:

A Well-Founded Fear of Persecution: Asylum seekers must demonstrate a genuine fear of persecution in their home country, specifically based on a protected ground, such as race, religion, nationality, political opinion, or membership in a particular social group.

Past Persecution or Reasonable Fear of Future Persecution: A person must show either that they have been persecuted in the past or that there is a reasonable possibility of future persecution if they return to their home country. 

Government Involvement or Inability to Protect: A person must also prove the persecution they face is either carried out or condoned by their home government or that the government is unable or unwilling to protect them. 

The Asylum Application Process

The asylum application process is complicated, and seeking legal guidance is crucial. A well-prepared application is essential, as a denial can be devastating after a lengthy wait. Our attorneys can help build a compelling case, ensure all required documentation is submitted, and represent you effectively in court if necessary.

The Importance of Timing:

Timing is critically important in the asylum process. There is a one-year deadline for filing an asylum application, which usually begins when an applicant first enters the United States. If this deadline has already passed, it is even more important to consult with an attorney before filing your case, as there can be exceptions, but proper documentation is crucial. 


Asylum law plays a vital role in safeguarding the rights of individuals who face persecution in their home countries. Understanding the intricacies of the asylum process and having a knowledgeable attorney by your side can greatly improve your chances of success. If you or someone you know is considering applying for asylum, contact our attorneys at The Law Office of Jesse Sanchez to get the guidance and support you need to navigate this complex legal landscape. Remember, asylum is not just a legal process; it's a beacon of hope for those seeking refuge and protection, and we are here to help!

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