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How can a person be granted asylum?

Asylum is a special legal privilege the government may grant to certain people who intend to stay in Pennsylvania or another part of the U.S. for a prolonged period because they fear to return to their country of residence due to the possibility of persecution or torture due to their race, nationality, religion, political opinion or connection with a social group. There are two basic processes for being granted asylum depending on the person's present condition.

Immigration attorneys experienced in handling asylum cases

Many people who come to Pennsylvania from other nations do so to flee dangerous situations or persecution in their home countries. Their continued residence in the U.S. is a matter of preserving their safety from other people in their home countries or from their governments.

Immigration through investment in Pennsylvania

Those who are planning to start a business in the United States may obtain conditional residency status in the country. They may also be able to obtain residency status for their spouses and any unmarried children under the age of 21. To be eligible, an individual must invest $1 million or $500,000 in a targeted employment area. A targeted employment area may be a rural area or a high unemployment area.

Military service members may qualify for U.S. citizenship

Immigrants in Pennsylvania who have served or are currently serving in the U.S. armed forces may qualify for U.S. citizenship. When a military service member qualifies for this type of naturalization, the usual requirements can be waived or abridged in their case.