You may be eligible to apply for Asylum if you come to the United States seeking protection because you have suffered persecution or fear that you will suffer persecution due to:
- Membership in a particular social group
- Political opinion
To be eligible for Asylum:
- You must meet the definition of a refugee in section 101(a)(42)(A) of the INA, and
- Not barred from being granted asylum under section 208(b)(2) of the INA.
- Must apply within one year of arrival
You may not be eligible to apply for asylum if you:
- Did not follow the one-year filing deadline and did not file your Form I-589, Application for Asylum and for Withholding of Removal, within one year of your last arrival in the U.S. or April 1, 1997, whichever is later.
- Had a previous asylum application denied by an Immigration Judge or the Board of Immigration Appeals.
- Can be removed to a safe third country under a two-party or multi-party agreement between the United States and other countries.
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