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Can I Get Employment Authorization When I File for Asylum?
Can I Get Employment Authorization When I File for Asylum?

In short, an asylum applicant CANNOT get employment authorization at the time that they apply for asylum. Employment authorization can be applied for on the one-year anniversary of completion of an application for asylum (that is, completion of a Form I-589, Application for ...

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Blog posts in October, 2021

  • 237(a)(1)(H) Fraud Waiver

    Under US immigration laws and regulations, persons seeking entry can be denied entry if they commit fraud by making false statements. False statements ...

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  • Children Born in the US to Diplomatic Parents: Discussion of Nikoi v. Attorney General

    In general, a child born in the US acquires US citizenship at birth. However, this general rule does not apply to a child born in the US to parents ...

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  • How Do I File a BIA Appeal for a Denied I-130? Or Should I Just Refile the I-130?

    If your I-130 visa application is denied or rejected by US Citizenship and Immigration Services ("USCIS"), you have two options — you can appeal the ...

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  • Which Crimes Qualify for a U Visa?

    In 2020, the US Congress added U visas as a category of nonimmigrant status visas. About 10,000 U visas are set aside each year. The purpose of ...

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  • What Types of Questions Does USCIS Ask at a Marriage-Based Interview?

    When an applicant seeks to obtain a green card based on being married to a US citizen, the US Citizenship and Immigration Service ("USCIS") conducts ...

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  • What Is Better: TPS or Asylum?

    Temporary Protected Status (TPS) and asylum both provide protection for those who fear returning to their home country. If you’re unsure which one is ...

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  • How Long Can You Stay in the U.S. After Your Green Card Expires?

    Since most people don’t use their green card on a daily basis, it can be easy for an expired card to go unnoticed. If your green card is about to ...

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  • DACA Filing Tips to Get Your Application Right the First Time

    This year, approximately 50,000 immigrant young adults applied for deportation relief under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) policy. ...

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