Asylum Application by a Yugoslavian National

I am originally from Yugoslavia and came to the US in 1990. I don’t have any legal status in the US and was wondering if I could apply for asylum? As you may know, Yugoslavia no longer exist since 2003. Does that help me apply asylum?

The fact that Yugoslavia no longer exists is not, by itself, a basis to obtain asylum in the US. You must be able to show past persecution or likelihood of future persecution based on race, religion, nationality or social group membership. However, it can certainly help if you are an ethnic minority and you have suffered persecution in the past or your family members are currently persecuted. There are well documented cases of persecution of ethnic minorities in the Montenegro area.

Posted on August 22, 2012 at 7:26 pm by Immigration Lawyer Peter Messersmith · Permalink
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