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Can I Apply for U.S. Asylum If I'm From Afghanistan?

The numbers of asylum seekers coming from Afghanistan has been on the rise around the world. As of 2014, Afghanistan is one of the three top refugee-p...

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Can I Apply for Asylum in the U.S. If I'm From Ecuador?

Ecuador is well known as a country of refuge for others.

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Can I apply for asylum if I paid a smuggler to help my child cross the U.S. border?

Question I am a citizen of El Salvador who has lived in the United States unlawfully for more than 20 years. Actually, I’ve gone in and out of th...

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Lived in another country before U.S., with no status: Was I firmly resettled, barred from asylum?

Question I am a citizen of Belarus who fled my country after my life was threatened on account of my political opinion.

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What should I wear to my asylum interview?

Question I am a citizen of Uzbekistan who was persecuted all my life because of my religion. Both my husband and I are practicing physicians and co...

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Asylum Based on Fear of Future Persecution: The Four-Part Qualifying Test

Some asylum applicants have not experienced any persecution in their country in the past, yet fear returning there.

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Is victim of forced abortion in China eligible for asylum in the U.S?

Question I am from China, where I worked in the same factory as my husband in Beijing.

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Can I get asylum if I could live safely somewhere else in my country?

Question I am an Indonesian citizen of Chinese ethnicity from Jakarta.

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Checklist: Do You Qualify for Asylum in the U.S.?

Thinking about applying for asylum? The checklist below will help you determine whether you have a good claim, and make sure you haven’t overlooked ...

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Proving the "Nexus" or Reason for an Asylum Claimant's Persecution

If you have suffered persecution in the past or have a well-founded fear of persecution in the future on account of your race, religion, nationality, ...

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Can woman get asylum based on persecution for leaving abusive husband?

Question I’m from Bangladesh, where I married a man who knew I wanted to work after completing my schooling.

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Claiming Asylum Based on Persecution on Account of Political Opinion

If you have been persecuted in the past or if you have a well-founded fear of future persecution on account of your political opinion, you could have ...

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How to Apply for CAT Protection Without Also Applying for Asylum

Convention Against Torture (CAT) protection is a defensive form of relief from removal or deportation.

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