Who are Asylees?
- Membership in a particular social group
- Political opinion
Those eligible for asylum may be permitted to remain in the United States. To apply for Asylum, a person must file a Form I-589, Application for Asylum and for Withholding of Removal, within one year of arrival to the United States. There is no fee to apply for asylum.
The application may include spouse and children who are in the United States at the time of filing or at any time until a final decision is made on the case. To include a child on the application, the child must be under 21 and unmarried.
If you are interested in finding more information about asylum and asylees, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services Department website (uscis.gov) is a good resource.
US. Immigration laws and policies are complex and ever-changing, making it difficult for asylees to easily understand their rights and responsibilities under the law. Arrive Ministries works diligently on behalf of refugees, immigrants and asylees to provide high-quality services that help them navigate the immigration system. We are accredited by the Board of Immigration Appeals to provide knowledgeable, low-cost immigration services for many different kinds of issues as we seek to serve others with God’s love.