DHS/USCIS/RAIO/Los Angeles Asylum Office
1585 South Manchester Avenue
Every year, thousands of individuals come to the United States in need of protection because they have been persecuted or fear persecution on account of their race, religion, nationality, membership in a particular social group, or political opinion. Those found eligible for asylum are permitted to remain in the United States.
Unlike the U.S. Refugee Program, which provides protection to refugees by bringing them to the United States for resettlement, the U.S. Asylum Program provides protection to qualified refugees who are already in the United States or are seeking entry into the United States at a port of entry. Asylum is a form of protection that allows individuals who are in the United States to remain here, provided that they meet the definition of a refugee and are not barred from either applying for or being granted asylum, and eventually to adjust their status to lawful permanent resident.
As an Asylum Officer, you will adjudicate asylum applications including all motions to reopen and/or reconsider the denial of asylum requests; review applications and supporting evidence; conduct interviews; research appropriate information provided by the Office of International Affairs and Department of State; and interpret and apply appropriate policy, regulations, and precedent decisions to make formal, written eligibility determinations. Additionally, you will research and review information from law enforcement databases and other records to identify individuals who may pose a threat to national security or public safety and those ineligible for benefits due to criminal activity.