Humanitarian Immigration

House of Representatives pass H.R.6 - American Dream and Promise Act of 2019

House of Representatives pass H.R.6 - American Dream and Promise Act of 2019

On June 4th 2019 the American Dream and Promise Act, which would provide protection from deportation and a path to citizenship to over 2 million Dreamers and TPS and DED recipients, passed the House of Representatives by a vote of 237 to 187. Learn more about the significance of this development.

Green Card for Asylees: Permanent Residency for those granted asylum in the United States

Green Card for Asylees: Permanent Residency for those granted asylum in the United States

U.S. immigration law allows asylees to apply for lawful permanent resident (LPR) status after they have been physically present in the U.S. for at least one year since being granted asylum. Find out the other requirements and the process for asylees to obtain a green card in the United States.

What happens during an asylum interview? What questions will I be asked?

What happens during an asylum interview? What questions will I be asked?

In order to be granted asylum, an applicant must demonstrate that they are a refugee. A refugee is someone who has fled from their country and cannot return because they have a well-founded fear of persecution based on religion, race, nationality, political opinion or membership in a particular social group. In the United States, the affirmative asylum process includes a paper application that must be filed with the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) and an in-person interview. Find out what happens during an asylum interview.

FAQs: Immigration Options for Survivors of Domestic Violence

FAQs: Immigration Options for Survivors of Domestic Violence

As the holidays approach, it is important to remember that this a time in the U.S. when there have historically been spikes in incidents of domestic violence. Noncitizens in the U.S. who are also experiencing intimate partner violence may feel that their immigration status is an additional barrier to leaving their partner or getting help. While many factors make it extremely hard to leave a relationship, it is important to know that there are immigration options available if you are an immigrant and this blog post discusses generally some of them.  

Can I still apply for asylum? Judge blocks Trump asylum ban

Can I still apply for asylum? Judge blocks Trump asylum ban

On November 9, 2018, President Trump issued a proclamation barring any individuals entering without inspection from seeking asylum. Ten days later, a Federal Judge issued a temporary injunction blocking the administration from implementing the new policy, saying it likely violated federal law on asylum eligibility. Learn more about this new development.

USCIS Services for those affected by Hurricane Florence and Typhoon Mangkhut

USCIS Services for those affected by Hurricane Florence and Typhoon Mangkhut

The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) offers immigration services that may help people affected by special situations, including severe storms such as Hurricane Florence and Typhoon Mangkhut.