Gender identity persecution occurs when someone is harmed because they are transsexual, transgender or do not conform to traditional gender stereotypes. Persecution can include threats, attacks, beatings, sexual assault and abuse, mental abuse, and severe economic harm.
What is asylum?
Asylum is a U.S. legal mechanism for protecting immigrants who have been persecuted or believe they will be harmed if they go back to their home countries. People who are granted asylum are allowed to stay in the U.S., get a work permit and some public benefits, and eventually apply for a