Qualifications for Asylum


Asylum makes it possible for you to stay within the United States even if you do not currently have a lawful immigration status. Asylum claims are made when you are seeking protection and want to remain in the United States because of fears about what will happen to you if you are forced to return home. In El Paso, Cynthia R. Lopez can help you explore the option of asylum to see if it is the best option for your situation.

You must be able to demonstrate that you are in need of the protection of the United States and should be allowed to remain in this country. Asylum is available on a limited basis. You can do this by showing that you have suffered persecution or that there is a credible reason to believe you will suffer persecution if you return back to your home country. However, you cannot get asylum in El Paso for all types of risks in your own home country. Many people come from violent places and still face deportation. You must specifically show that you are in danger or have suffered persecution as a result of your race, your nationality, your religion, your political opinion, or your membership in a particular social group.

Proving that you are eligible for asylum can be complicated and the strength of the arguments you make about why you need to stay in the U.S. are going to have a profound impact on whether asylum is granted. Cynthia R Lopez has extensive experience providing assistance to clients seeking to qualify for asylum in El Paso. We will help you do everything possible to try to prove why you must stay in the U.S. to protect your safety.

If you are applying for asylum in El Paso, you may include a spouse and children on your application as well. Cynthia R Lopez will help you complete Form I-589 applying for asylum and withholding of removal. Contact her office today to learn more.