Each year, tens of thousands of immigrants flock to the United States to avoid persecution or hardship. Many of these individuals are eligible to apply for asylum or refugee status. While the terms “asylum” and “refugee” are closely related, they have some distinct differences defined under U.S. … Read more about Asylum vs. Refugee Status in the U.S.
Asylum in the United States The U.S. recognizes the right of asylum as specified by international and federal law and admits a specified number of legally defined refugees annually. Refugees amount to about a tenth of the total immigration to the U.S., though some populations are very prominent. … Read more about Useful Tips For Ensuring a Successful Asylum Case
As a larger share of the population is born outside of the U.S. than almost any time in history, immigration and deportation issues are more important than ever. Illegal immigrants can be deported if they violate U.S. immigration laws even if they have already acquired green cards. The most common … Read more about What Crimes Can Result in Removal and Deportation?
For individuals who are physically present in the United States and who are looking to apply for asylum, there are two additional forms of relief that could available if they fear being tortured in their country of origin. These additional possibilities are "Withholding of Removal" and "Protection … Read more about The Difference Between Asylum, Withholding of Removal, and CAT
In the United States, asylum status is only awarded to those who demonstrate a credible fear that they will suffer persecution upon returning their home country. Often, this fear is often linked to one’s social status, religion or ethnicity. The ambiguous term ‘social status’ may refer to one’s … Read more about Demonstrating “Credible Fear” in Asylum Cases
Any individual who can prove that because of their nationality, their political views, their race, their religion, or, because they belong to a social group and that they have a “well-founded fear of persecution” may qualify for asylum. Although that definition may be difficult to understand at … Read more about The Difference Between “Affirmative” and “Defensive” Asylum