For those living in a country such as the United States, the idea that you might have to leave your homeland and flee to another country for safety is hard to comprehend. But this occurs on a daily basis, and many men, women and children are arriving in the United States having fled their own countries. But what are some of the reasons people need to look for sanctuary elsewhere?
According to the good folk at immigration law firm Graham Adair, people often leave their home country to escape persecution. For example, in some countries, identifying as anything other than heterosexual is a crime, and in some of these, same sex acts are punishable by death.
Some are fleeing to escape violence and war, while others are facing hunger or extreme poverty in their own country. However, not all people who leave their home country are fleeing danger or persecution. … Read the rest