I'm from Eritrea, and my tourist visa ran out two months ago. I have a free lawyer who is helping me apply for political asylum, but it seems to be taking a long time. She says she is "collecting documents." What if I get arrested by Immigration before she turns the application form in?
I entered the U.S. without inspection and soon after learned that one of my only options to stay in the country legally was to apply for asylum. With the help of a notario, I submitted a fake story that stated that I feared persecution based on my political views. What will happen to me if the U.S. government discovers that I lied?
I am originally from El Salvador, but fled to escape persecution there. I crossed the U.S. border from Mexico by paying a coyote. I applied for asylum, and was granted over a year ago. Now I am ready to apply for my green card. But I keep reading things about how an illegal entry to the U.S. makes it so that people are not allowed to adjust status here (but must instead travel to a U.S. consulate) and makes us inadmissible, too. Is this a problem for me?
Question I am a citizen of Mauritania. I entered the United States five months ago using a fraudulently obtained Senegalese passport. The persecution I suffered happened in Mauritania, because of my race. Is it possible for me to prove that I am not a citizen of Senegal and that I deserve asylum from
Question I am Albanian and was born in Kosovo, which was then part of Serbia-Montenegro. I was a child during the war. Serbs came to our house one night and shot my uncle before raping my mother and then me. We fled to the mountains where we lived in hiding. I often thought about killing myself. I entered
Question I am a citizen of El Salvador and I paid money to a notario who had me sign a blank application for asylum. Upon reading the application, I realize that the notario did not include the facts of my case. In fact, he put in a bunch of things that never happened to me. How should I handle my interview
Question I am from the Central African Republic. I applied for a green card based on my marriage to a U.S. citizen. But my application was denied because my husband told an immigration officer that he married me only because I paid him to help me get the green card. Now I have been sent to immigration
Question I am from Burma (Myanmar), and entered the United States using a Burmese passport that I bought from a smuggler, who put my photo on it. I could not exit my country using my real passport, because my government would have arrested me. The smuggler told me to mail the fraudulent passport back
Question I am from Ghana, where I was a political activist. I was arrested many times and was threatened with death. I fled my country with no documents except for my passport. The African people in my New York community said I had to prove I was an activist and sold me a fake membership card for my
Question I am from Jamaica, where I was beaten because I am homosexual. I used someone else’s passport to enter the United States because I could not get a visa. I got a passport from the Jamaican embassy after I got here. Should I tell the officer how I entered? Answer Anyone who is physically in
Question I am a former Bosnian diplomat who left my country in fear of persecution. My case is very sensitive because of my former position with my government and because a current Bosnian government official will be a witness at my interview. Will the Asylum Officer record the interview? Answer Asylum