If I`m a 21 years old Libyan who is studying here in the US, am I allowed to apply asylum since the situation at home is vey bad?

The situation in Libya is very bad; there is a war going on there; we are losing people everyday. Do I have a good chance of getting asylum?

Asked on October 2, 2014 under Immigration Law, Minnesota


M.T.G., Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 6 years ago | Contributor

You would have to meet the US definition of "refugee" in order to be granted asylum and you would have to present evidence (either testimony or otherwise). A refugee is defined as a person who has been persecuted or has a well-founded fear of being persecuted “on account of race, religion, nationality, membership in a particular social group, or political opinion.” I would speak with an immigration attorney in person. Good luck.

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