The process of gaining asylum as an immigrant can be a complicated one. Asylum exists to serve those who are seeking refuge in the United States for varying reasons, which render them impossible to stay in their home country. The U.S. offers this legal protection for humanitarian reasons, and those who are in the country under asylum are not under the same category of those who are considered refugees.
Bolstering asylum refers to when an immigrant fabricates a story, usually with tragic undertones, in order to gain asylum in the United States. Though horrors occur around the world every day, and there are certainly countless immigrants who deserve asylum for the dangers of their home country, many people continue to cheapen the truth by lying about their situations back home. This is known as asylum immigration fraud.
Some reasons for gaining asylum include but are not limited to:
- Persecution in your home country, or fear of such
- Persecution for your race, religion, nationality, or membership of a social group
- Political repression
- Various sources of violence, such as police brutality, sexual assault, ethnic cleansing, religious extremism, LGBT hate crimes, etc.
Due to the manufacturing of these lies, thousands of true claims go unnoticed and hold less value. Many people are encouraged to falsify these stories as a means to stay in the United States because they don’t want to go back home. This leads many judges to question the cases brought to them, though many are still unwilling to deny those who claim they are in fear.
Contact Our Irvine Immigration Lawyer Today
If you or a loved one are in an extremely precarious situation in your home country and need to seek asylum in the United States, our Irvine immigration lawyer wants to help. At Yekrangi & Associates, P.C., we are committed to helping deserving immigrants escape prosecution or violence, because we will it is our moral duty to do so. Our team will apply all of our time, energy, and resources to ensuring your story is heard and you are protected the way you deserve.
Speak to a representative today and contact us by calling (949) 478-4963.