If you have suffered persecution or fear of persecution in your home country due to a protected social group, you may apply for asylum by filing form I-589 with USCIS. You must apply for asylum within one-year of your last entry into the United States, or if you qualify for an exception to the one-year filing deadline.

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List of Protected Grounds


  • Race
  • Religion
  • Nationality
  • Member of a Particular Social Group
  • Political Opinion