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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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  • Can I File for Asylum Based on My Gender?
    Can I File for Asylum Based on My Gender?

    The primary purpose of asylum is to provide shelter to those who face prosecution in their native country because of their political opinion, religion, nationality, or race. Persecution may include ...

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  • What is the Convention Against Torture?
    What is the Convention Against Torture?

    What is the Convention Against Torture? The Convention Against Torture is an international treaty aimed at protecting cruel and inhuman treatment. It is similar to asylum , with key differences. It is ...

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