The Immigration Law Group, the Law Offices located in Washington, D.C. provide advice and assistance to those who consider to seek political asylum.  Every applicant's situation is very different and sometimes unique.  However, the application of the law to every particular situation has some similarities.  We encourage those who contemplate that avenue to seek early legal advice.
The list of the topics can be found on USCIS's resources, as follows:

Questions and Answers Series

Question and Answer papers provide information on emerging social and political developments. They may include chronologies of political developments, summaries of recent changes of government (including coups), or information on particular ethnic, political, religious, racial, or social groups at risk, e.g., Sierra Leone: Political, Military, and Human Rights Chronology: 1991-1997. These papers are usually between 10-25 pages and include a table of contents and index.


Azerbaijan: The Status of Armenians, Russians, Jews, and Other Minorities (1993) (93KB PDF)

Bulgaria: Movements Towards Democratizations (March 1993) (126KB PDF)

El Salvador: Hardship Considerations (January 2000) (76KB PDF)

El Salvador: Re-Emergence of "Social Cleansing" Death Squads (March 1999) (36KB PDF)

Eritrea & Ethiopia: Large-Scale Expulsions of Population Groups and Other Human Rights Violations in Connection with the Ethiopian-Eritrean Conflict, 1998-2000 (January 2002) (153KB PDF)

Guatemala: Hardship Considerations (January 2000) (244KB PDF)

Honduras: Hardship Considerations (September 1999) (76KB PDF)

India: Political and Human Rights Developments in the Punjab (June 1997) (67KB PDF)

Kazakhstan: Political Conditions in the Post-Soviet Era (September 1994) (131KB PDF)

Kuwait: Human Rights After February 28, 1991 (March 1992) (83KB PDF)

Kyrgyzstan: Political Conditions in the Post-Soviet Era (September 1993) (90KB PDF)

Liberia: Bibliography for Alert on Liberia (May 1993) (88KB PDF)

Liberia: Disintegration of the Liberian Nation Since the 1989 Civil War (November 1993) (212KB PDF)

Mexico: Treatment of Homosexuals (April 1998) (133KB PDF)

Mexico: Update on Treatment of Homosexuals (May 2000) (146KB PDF)

Peru: Shining Path Actions in 1998: Summation and Partial Chronology (30KB PDF)

Sierra Leone: Political and Military Human Rights: Chronology 1991-1997 (April 1998) (177KB PDF)

Somalia: Things Fall Apart (January 1993) (92KB PDF)

Tajikistan: Political Conditions in the Post-Soviet Era (September 1993) (99KB PDF)

Turkmenistan: Political Conditions in the Post-Soviet Era (February 1993) (98KB PDF)

Uzbekistan: Political Conditions in the Post-Soviet Era (September 1994) (94KB PDF)

Women: Female Genital Mutilation (July 1994) (122KB PDF)


Political Asylum
Seeking and obtaining political asylum is arguably the most complicated matter, which involves the considerations of foreign political regimes and governments, particular facts of persecution of the victims of political opression, and a variety of other factors.  Moreover, things are changing rapidly, and applicants for political asylum from one country yesterday are no longer eligible for obtaining that status today.  This happens because the various countries at issue undergo transformations, either from a totalitarian regime to some limited forms of democracy or rather vice versa.  There is no standard formula for the political considerations in various countries, and one needs to go to the complex matters intertwined with the study of governance overseas.  The burden of persuasion to convince the intervewer of the jeopardy to life and health if the applicant is removed from this country, ultimately rests on the applicant and his/her attorney.  Arguing such cases is a most elaborate and versatile technique of jurisprudence that does not fit into average standards.  We welcome any applicants as clients who need the assistance to present their case with all the merits that it deserves.
Diclaimer:  This website quotes certain documents of the United States Citizenship and Immigration Service and of the U.S. State Department, to which the credit and copyright belongs.  The quotations of these documents in the public domain  are usually referring to the particular documentary sources.