If you are an immigrant in the U.S. afraid to return to your home country due to a fear of persecution (mistreatment/abuse), you may be eligible for asylum, which would allow you to stay in the U.S. legally.
Change My Nonimmigrant Status
These guides answer questions regarding immigration benefits.
If you are currently in refugee or asylee status, you may be able to help your relative obtain asylee or refugee status. You can start the process by filing a Form I-730, Refugee/Asylee Relative Petition. Filing instructions and forms are available on our Web site at www.uscis.gov.
This resource discusses how MLSA provides access to free legal help in the language you understand.
If you are a non-U.S. citizen living outside of the U.S. and you are afraid to return to your home country due to a fear of persecution (mistreatment/abuse), you might be eligible for refugee status, which would allow you to come to the U.S. legally.
Whether you are a student or a teacher, a farm worker or a businessperson, a refugee or a temporary resident, if you are an immigrant and you need to do business with Social Security, this is the link for you.
The affirmative asylum process at a glance.
This resource explains the steps for how you apply for asylum in the United States through the affirmative asylum process.