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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 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.
Does a Prior Deportation Prevent Me From Applying for Asylum?
A prior deportation order is still valid when you attempt to enter the United States or if you have returned illegally, but it might be possible to reopen your case or obtain protection, for example under the Convention Against Torture.
Is It Easier to Come to the U.S. and Apply for Asylum or Apply for Refugee Status From Abroad?
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.