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  • Asylum Inside of the United States
    Asylum Inside of the United States

    People already in the US or at the border can seek asylum in the country if they meet the requirements of being a refugee. As per INA § 101(a)(42) , the term refugee means (A) any person who is ...

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  • Asylum: The One-Year Application Rule and the Exceptions
    Asylum: The One-Year Application Rule and the Exceptions

    Have you arrived in the United States within the last year and not applied for asylum? If you have not applied for asylum yet, please note that the failure to apply within a year can lead to complex ...

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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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