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If you have come to the U.S. as a refugee or been granted asylum in the U.S. -- whether from the Asylum Office of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services or by an Immigration Judge in court -- you are now allowed to live in the U.S., accept U.S. employment, and travel and return (with a refugee travel document in place of a passport). Additional rights will become yours with time, such as that to apply for a U.S. green card after one year, and to apply for U.S. citizenship four years after that. Learn more about how to protect and make the best use of your refugee or asylum status here.