Asylum

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.

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.

What's new on the Updated Form I-765 Application for Employment Authorization?

What's new on the Updated Form I-765 Application for Employment Authorization?

On July 16, 2018, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) updated Form I-765, Application for Employment Authorization. The form is now seven pages long and includes new questions about previous arrests and convictions. Learn more about who is affected and what documents are required by USCIS.

AILA Video: An Update on Family Separation and Family Detention

AILA Video: An Update on Family Separation and Family Detention

On this AILA Quicktake Video, Director of the Immigration Justice Campaign Karen Lucas discusses the injunction issued by a court in California and explains the Immigration Justice Campaign's involvement in the family separation crisis on the border, with American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA), Communication Specialist, Tessa Wiseman.