What is political asylum? It is the right to live in a foreign country. All of us have the right to asylum in other countries.
You are generally considered a refugee if you are unable or unwilling to return to and avail yourself of the protection of your country of nationality. Another criteria is if you are stateless because of the persecution of last country of residence and/or you have fear of persecution on account of race, religion, nationality, membership in a particular social group or political opinion.
Political asylum refers to the protection given to political refugees from arrest by a foreign jurisdiction. Asylum is also called a nation or an embassy that affords such protection. It is important to mention that asylum is not the same as refugee. In case of asylum the asylum-seeker seeks his or her status after arriving in what is hoped will be the welcoming country. A refugee status is given before traveling to the final destination.
If you ordered, incited, assisted or otherwise participated in the persecution of any person on account of race, religion, nationality, membership in a particular group or political opinion, that might prevent you from getting asylum. You might be barred from asylum if you also were convicted of a particularly serious crime, committed a serious nonpolitical crime outside the United States, posed danger to the security of the United States and/or were firmly resettled in another country prior to arriving in the U.S. You will not receive asylum if you were described in any of the terrorism or security-related inadmissibility grounds.
You can seek asylum in the airport, seaport or border crossing. For more detailed information about the process of getting asylum status in the United States please, watch this video. We also suggest that you consult an immigration lawyer to help you make the right decision and obtain all required documentation for your visa application. Come to Legal Bistro and find the right attorney for your immigration case. The service is 100% free for consumers and you remain anonymous throughout the entire process of finding the right lawyer. So what have you got to lose? Come and visit our site at http://www.legalbistro.com.