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How Much Persecution Do I Have to Suffer to Have a Well-Founded Fear?
How Much Persecution Do I Have to Suffer to Have a Well-Founded Fear?

In order to qualify for asylum under federal law, you must prove that you either suffered persecution in your native country as a result of your race, religion, nationality, membership in a particular social group, or political opinion, or that you have a well-founded fear ...

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Blog posts in June, 2016

  • What is a "Particular Social Group" for the Purposes of Asylum Cases?

    The phrase “particular social group” is one of the “protected grounds” which may entitle a non-citizen to asylum in the United States. In order to ...

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  • How to Prepare an Asylum Case for Court

    U.S. immigration law allows individuals who have suffered persecution or have a well-founded fear of persecution in their native countries to apply ...

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  • What to Do if your Asylum Case is Denied

    One option if the immigration court denies your asylum case is to request to reopen your case. In a motion to reopen, you are asking the immigration ...

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  • What Are the Immigration Consequences for Possession of Cocaine?

    If you are convicted of possession of cocaine, immigration authorities can charge you with deportation. This is the case for any type of drug ...

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  • Will a Conviction Under CA Health & Safety Code §11352(a) Cause Me to Be Deported?

    CA Health & Safety Code §11352(a) prohibits transporting or selling certain controlled substances, which includes any drug regulated by the federal ...

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  • What to Do in Immigration Court if You Are Accused of Fraud

    Immigration fraud can take many different forms, but any type of immigration fraud can lead to removal proceedings for a non-citizen individual. One ...

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  • Rodriguez v. Robbins: Ninth Circuit Upholds Mandated Bond Hearings for Individuals Detained for Six Months or Longer

    The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) filed a class action lawsuit in order to establish a right to a bond hearing for immigrants whom the ...

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  • How Can Prohibited Employment Activity Lead to Deportation?

    Even if a foreign national is legally present in the United States, he or she must have the proper authorization from the federal government in order ...

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  • What is Prosecutorial Discretion in Immigration Cases?

    Generally speaking, prosecutorial discretion is the authority of an agency or official to decide what types of charges should be filed, if any, and ...

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