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Proving Persecution for an Asylum Application

Noncitizens who were subject to persecution, or fear they will be persecuted, in their home country have the right to apply for asylum. This means they must convince an immigration hearing officer or judge that they suffered serious harm or would suffer serious harm if they return home. Begin the application process by filing a Form I-589. The form … Continue reading “Proving Persecution for an Asylum Application”

What is a Bond in Immigration Court?

When a noncitizen has been detained by Immigrations and Customs Enforcement (ICE) he or she may be entitled to pay a bond fee to be released into the community while waiting for their immigration court hearing. Most people will want to get out of detention as quickly as they can, for many reasons. Bond is … Continue reading “What is a Bond in Immigration Court?”

What is Temporary Protected Status?

Temporary Protected Status (TPS) is a form of relief available to immigrants who come from certain countries. The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) can designate countries based on conditions like extraordinary danger, destruction from major natural disaster or some other temporary and extraordinary situation. For example, Haiti was designated as a TPS country in 2010 after an … Continue reading “What is Temporary Protected Status?”

What is Temporary Protected Status?

Temporary Protected Status (TPS) is a form of relief available to immigrants who come from certain countries. The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) can designate countries based on conditions like extraordinary danger, destruction from major natural disaster or some other temporary and extraordinary situation. For example, Haiti was designated as a TPS country in 2010 after an … Continue reading “What is Temporary Protected Status?”

Trump Administration Turning to Military for Help

With soaring detentions of immigrants, it is predictable the U.S. immigration system is running out of space.  Now that the government has created a crisis in space it is turning to military bases to house more detainees. Details are not clear as different people are giving different answers. What we do know is that Goodfellow and Dyess … Continue reading “Trump Administration Turning to Military for Help”

Finding Immigration Lawyers and Information

From long-time legal aid offices to brand new organizations, advocates are banding together to help more noncitizens obtain legal representation and education. The need for help on immigration issues has soared along with the current crackdown on noncitizens. Nationwide, only about 37 percent of immigrants facing removal, and 14 percent of immigrants in detention, are able to … Continue reading “Finding Immigration Lawyers and Information”

Collect Your Important Papers Before You Need Them 

Collect Your Important Papers Before You Need Them September 14, 2018 | Landerholm Immigration, A.P.C., By: Maryellen Hess Cameron If an immigration agent or police officer picks you up tomorrow, will you have quick access to essential legal documents? Will your family have important records such as school contacts and birth certificates? Can they contact … Continue reading “Collect Your Important Papers Before You Need Them “

Is There a Benefit to Me If I Leave The U.S. Voluntarily?

Is There a Benefit to Me If I Leave The U.S. Voluntarily? September 13, 2018 | Landerholm Immigration, A.P.C., By: Maryellen Hess Cameron A voluntary departure is just what it sounds like.  Immigrants who are in the midst of removal proceedings can ask the judge to allow them to leave on their own.  If the judge … Continue reading “Is There a Benefit to Me If I Leave The U.S. Voluntarily?”

Cancellation of Removal

Cancellation of Removal September 12, 2018 | Landerholm Immigration, A.P.C., By: Maryellen Hess Cameron If you have tried all other avenues to gain authorization to stay in the U.S. without success, then you might want to apply for a cancellation of removal. This is a form of relief for people who have a notice of deportation … Continue reading “Cancellation of Removal”

What is Asylum and Who is Eligible? 

Asylum is a form of immigration status for people seeking protection from persecution or have a fear that they will suffer persecution in their home country.  The persecution must be based on one of these circumstances: Race Religion Nationality Membership in a particular social group Political opinion For example, a person who lives in a dangerous autocratic country, like North … Continue reading “What is Asylum and Who is Eligible? “

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