Written by attorney Carl Michael Shusterman

Asylum Based on Race

In this video, Immigration Attorney Carl Shusterman expains the following:

1) You may apply for asylum based on race even if you have not been individually targeted, if your home country’s laws or norms create an environment of racial discrimination.

2) To apply for asylum based on race, you must file a Form I-589 Application for Asylum and provide evidence that members of your race are being persecuted in your country. Attach news media articles and reliable reports such as the U.S Secretary of State's Human Rights Report to your application.

3) Also, include witness testimony, expert witness testimony and document your personal experience.If your application for asylum is granted, you can apply for your spouse and children to join you in the US by submitting a Form I-730 Asylee Relative Petition.

For additional information, see the links listed below.

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