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Asylum for Particular Social Groups

Oakland Asylum Lawyers Serving the Bay Area

Individuals in the United States or at a point of entry can apply to live and work in the country based on their status as a refugee. To be a refugee, you must have suffered, or fear, persecution based on your political opinion, nationality, religion, race, or membership in a particular social group. Are you or a loved one considering applying for asylum based on your particular social group? The Oakland asylum attorneys at Landerholm Immigration, A.P.C have years of experience advising asylum seekers of their options.

We offer consultations with a knowledgeable legal representative. Schedule your free evaluation at (510) 756-4468.

Defining a Particular Social Group for Asylum

What defines a particular social group can be interpreted by the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) officers and judges in different ways. What they will be looking for is that the asylum seeker is in an identifiable group of individuals that are threatened by the government. This identity is so fundamental that they are unable, or should not be expected, to change it.

Examples of characteristics that can be persecuted as a particular social group can include:

  • Background
  • Special status
  • Lineage
  • Experiences
  • Habits

Examples of particular social groups include the LGBTQ community, family members of political dissidents, former police or military members, tribes, ethnic groups, and social classes, to name a few. There are many considerations that an immigration court will take into consideration when defining a particular social group, making it important to work with a seasoned asylum lawyer to help secure a favorable resolution.

Retain an Immigration Lawyer for Asylum

Benefits of asylum include extending asylum to a spouse and children, receiving benefits from a local Refugee Resettlement Agency, the gaining ability to work and drive, and getting the chance to become a lawful permanent resident of the United States. This is the first step that an asylum seeker has for obtaining full citizenship. When someone is facing persecution based on a fundamental characteristic, there is hope to live a full and free life. At Landerholm Immigration, A.P.C, we are dedicating to aiding our clients with a diverse range of immigration needs, including securing asylum based on identification with a particular social group.

Call (510) 756-4468 to learn how our Oakland asylum attorneys can help your case.

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