Asylum protection is available to women who suffer or fear that they will suffer persecution due to their race, religion, nationality, membership in a particular social group, and political opinion. Under certain circumstances, suffering persecution just for being a woman may be sufficient qualification for asylum if the other requirements are met.
In certain countries, women are being physically and emotionally abused, restricted or completely deprived of their rights. Moreover, these women may also be discriminated against, forced to perform certain acts against their will, including but not limited to forced marriages, sometimes at a very young age.
Although U.S. immigration law offers the same asylum benefits to everybody regardless of their gender, women’s reasons to request asylum may be different than men’s. Moreover, women often experience different types of persecution; it is not a secret that women suffer more instances of sexual abuse and persecution compared to men.
For many women it is very difficult to speak about the sexual persecution they have suffered or fear they may suffer in their home countries due to their religion, race, nationality, political opinion, and membership in a particular group. However, if you are one of those women, you may have a very strong asylum case and we can help you to apply for asylum immediately and in the correct format.
Please remember that you must apply for asylum within 1 year after your arrival in the United States. Do not miss this important dead line; we strongly suggest you speak with a licensed Immigration Attorney as soon as possible to preserve your rights.
Contact Los Angeles Immigration Center today by calling (310) 933-4455 or completing the form to the right to get immigration help and to discuss your case with a professional Immigration Attorney in Los Angeles.