Since 1983, the Lawyers' Committee's Asylum Program has assisted people seeing safety in the United States. If you apply for asylum, you are asking for permission to stay in the United States because it is too dangerous to return to your home country. For more information about asylum to see if you may qualify, please see our brochures below:
- Gender and Domestic Violence - English
- Sexual Orientation - English
- Gender and Domestic Violence - Spanish
- Sexual Orientation - Spanish
- Gender and Domestic Violence - French
- Sexual Orientation - French
- Sexual Orientation - Portuguese
Getting Help with Your Asylum Case
We recommend that you talk to a lawyer before you make any decisions regarding applying for asylum. The Lawyers' Committee may be able to meet with you to talk about your case and help find you a lawyer for free, or give you a list of lawyers in your area. Everything you say to Lawyers' Committee is confidential and is not shared with anyone without your permission.
For help, please call: Silvia Contreras, Phone at (415) 543-9444 ext. 202 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also come into our office, located at 131 Steuart Street, Suite 400, in downtown San Francisco. Click here for directions.
Please call us right away for help. You may have a stronger case if you get help right away. If you have already applied for asylum, please call us before your next hearing and bring copies of:
- Your entire asylum application
- All immigration documents you have received