America offers protection, in line with its international committments, to those people seeking protection because they have suffered persecution or fear that they will be persecuted on account of their:
Your spouse and children who are in America at the time that you file your application, or at any time until a final decision is made on your case, may be included. Children must be under 21 and unmarried.
There are two types of asylum, defensive and affirmative.
There are two primary ways in which a person may apply for asylum in the United States: the affirmative process and the defensive process.
Similar to all of immigration law, asylum is a complicated area of law which is constantly changing. In order to best represent your interests before either the Asylum Office or the Immigration Court, you should seek qualified legal counsel.