2 reasons LGBT+ asylum cases may have a one-year exception
On Behalf of Coughlon Law Firm, PLLC. | Sep 18, 2021 | Asylum
Asylum is one of the most important modern immigration programs. It allows those fleeing persecution or violence in their country of origin to stay legally in the United States even if they would not qualify for immigration on other grounds.
Members of traditionally persecuted communities, minority religions and racial groups often come to the United States to claim asylum. Usually, they must begin the asylum process within one year of entering the country. However, some people qualify for an exception to that one-year rule.
Members of the LGBT+ community who travel to the United States may qualify for one-year exceptions on several grounds.