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  • What is Pending Asylee Status?
    What is Pending Asylee Status?

    Asylum seekers are people present in the U.S. or at a port of entry and unable or unwilling to return to the country they left because of persecution (or a well-founded fear of persecution) based on ...

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  • What is Pending Asylee Status?
    What is Pending Asylee Status?

    One of the most common misconception is that a person who came to the United States in some legal status (let’s say J1, F1 or B) can create a bridge in his/her legal status with an asylum application ...

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    What is a "Conviction" for Immigration Purposes?

    Immigration and criminal law intersect an incredible amount. Unfortunately the definitions for both areas of law are not always the same. This is especially true for the word "conviction." Here are ...

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  • KNOW YOUR RIGHTS - What To Do if You are Stopped by ICE, Police, or the FBI
    KNOW YOUR RIGHTS - What To Do if You are Stopped by ICE, Police, or the FBI

    We live in a turbulent time. The law is constantly changing and the immigrant community continuously receives conflicting information about what to do if they are stopped by Immigration and Customs ...

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    What is "Membership in a Particular Social Group"?

    As explained in United States Immigration Law , a noncitizen may be granted asylum status if they have been the victim of injury or threatened injury due to "race, religion, nationality, membership in ...

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  • What is the One-Year Bar for Asylum?
    What is the One-Year Bar for Asylum?

    What is the One-Year Bar for Asylum? Before the Illegal Immigration Reform and Immigration Responsibility Act of 1996, an immigrant could apply for asylum at any time. However, after 1998, all those ...

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