If you’ve ever wondered if asylum works in the United States, wonder no more. We have collected five success stories of asylees who sought out a better and safer life in the United States.
Yu Jie is an author and dissident who came to the United States in January 2012. While in China, he published a book that criticized the Chinese premier. The premier is the highest administrative authority in China. Yu also worked towards publicizing the work and imprisonment of Liu Xiaobo, a Nobel Nobel Peace Prize winner. In 2012, he was granted asylum by the U.S government.
Jorge Luis Aguirre
Jorge Luis Aguirre was a Mexican journalist and the editor of an online publication, “La Polaka.” He worked for this magazine when he started receiving death threats from a Mexican drug cartel. This led him to flee through the Texas border and apply for asylum in 2008. He testified before the senate about drug gangs in Mexico to aid in dealing with them. The U.S granted Jorge asylum in 2010.
Eman al-Obeidi is a lawyer and a former Libyan post-graduate law student. She received international recognition during the Libyan civil war after bursting into the Rixos Hotel restaurant in Tripoli. Al-Obeidi told international journalists there that Libyan troops and the then-dictator Col. Moammar Gadhafi’s supporters had persecuted her and severely abused her. After allegedly being dragged away and beaten, Al-Obeidi fled to Tunisia. She was taken back to Libya before she came to the United States. In 2011, she was granted asylum in the U.S.
Kushaba Moses Mworeko
Moses is a gay man who fled his home country, Uganda, in 2009. That year, the anti-gay government passed a bill debating the death penalty as punishment for homosexuality. He came to the U.S. for what seemed to be an HIV/AIDs conference. However, he intended to seek asylum in the country. In 2011, he was granted asylum in the country. In 2013, he completed his National Guard training as a combat medic.
Although immigration laws state that a person seeking asylum must be arriving or present in the U.S., some asylum applicants end up at U.S. embassies. Fang Lizhi was a writer, and his political writing caused a student uproar in China, which resulted in the 1989 Tienanmen Square massacre. He moved to the U.S. embassy, where he sought refuge, and he lived there with his family for a year before the U.S. government agreed with China to let them live in the country. Fang later became a professor at the University of Arizona.
These cases above and so many other cases prove that asylum works in the U.S. If you or anybody you know is seeking asylum, our Orange County immigration attorneys will be willing to help you receive asylum from the U.S. government.
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