Female genital mutilation (FGM) is internationally recognized as a violation of the human rights of females. It is practiced throughout the world, particularly in Asia, Africa, and the Middle East. The reasons for its practice differ, but it could be for cultural, religious, tradition and custom, hygiene, or control over women sexuality, reasons. Many women do not know that they may be eligible to file for asylum based on FGM or circumcision grounds. They know about FGM, are aware that it is practiced in their native country or tribe, are worried or scared that it may be done to them if they return to their native country, yet do not know that they can do something about it. They can be on their way to having a Green Card based on those fears, all in less than a year, and without paying USCIS any fees ! (Compare with a marriage petition that has fees of $1,010 or more).
Whether you are currently illegal or still maintain legal status, you may apply for asylum based on FGM if it is applicable to you. Filing an application for asylum is not a daunting task by any means. You do not need to pay thousands of dollars to an attorney to prepare what you can quite easily do yourself. I have heard of attorneys who charge $5,000 to $7,500 to prepare an asylum application ! This DO ‐ IT ‐ YOURSELF ‐ ASYLUM kit is intended to assist you in understanding the asylum process (and specifically filing based on female genital mutilation (FGM) grounds), prepare you to file for asylum, file the asylum application, and what to expect after filing.
This kit holds your hand and walks with you every step of the way in preparing and filing your application. The kit includes a completed sample application for asylum which you may compare with yours. The kit includes information on what to expect after your petition is filed. Lastly, as (Memorandum
of Points and Authorities) which you enclose with your application. An added bonus is how to get free money and assistance once your petition is approved.
This author also has DO ‐ IT ‐ YOURSELF ‐ KITS for virtually all types of USCIS petitions, whether family marriage) based, employer based, or other. Also 4 available are Kits for asylum based applications based on sexual orientation and political grounds.