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What If ICE Arrests Me for Being Illegal Before I've Submitted My Asylum Application (Form I-589)?
You're not allowed to be in the U.S. until your asylum application is turned in to USCIS, but what if you are caught by U.S. immigration authorities before that?
What Happens If You Submit an Asylum Case That's So Weak It's "Frivolous"
How lying on an asylum application puts you at risk of losing other immigration benefits.
Used a Fake Passport to Enter U.S.: Can I Still Apply for Asylum?
Will fraudulent use of a passport present a problem for your asylum case?
Will past marriage fraud hurt my chances of getting asylum?
With marriage fraud on your immigration record, restoring your credibility for asylum purposes will be difficult.
Will I have to give the Asylum Officer the fraudulent passport I used to enter the U.S.?
Asylum officers are trained to confiscate false documents.
Will My Asylum File Be Kept Secret?
Although no recordings are made, unless your case receives immediate approval, your confidentiality is not guaranteed through the entire asylum application process.
How do I prove I'm from Somalia so as to claim refugee status in the U.S.?
Question I am a citizen of Somalia who lives in Kenya without papers. I was forced to leave my country because of the war.
Is it easier to come to the U.S. and apply for asylum rather than applying for refugee status?
Each type of application process has its advantages and disadvantages, discussed here.
U.S. Immigration Made Easy
This comprehensive guide contains a chapter devoted to asylum eligibility and procedures.