What Is Asylum?

We have helped hundreds of survivors of torture claim asylum and safety here in the United States. But what is asylum? 

Asylum is a legal immigration status granted to people fleeing their native country because of persecution based on their race, religion, nationality, political opinion, or membership in a social group.

Download a copy of our "What is Asylum?" informational poster, translated in French, Spanish and English, to learn more about the current process and guidelines to make a case for asylum.


  To request a print copy, please email us at info@survivorsoftorture.org with your name and mailing address.

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