What Exactly is a Sanctuary City?

Sanctuary cities and immigration are currently at the forefront of national conversation in 2017. New policies released by the Trump Administration have sought to support immigration enforcement and punish any local governments that refuse to comply with federal authorities. Although these orders have been largely halted by the courts, understanding what a sanctuary city is … Continue reading “What Exactly is a Sanctuary City?”

What is Asylum?

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) can seek deportation of an individual who has illegally entered the U.S. or overstayed a non-immigrant visa, committed certain crimes, or failed to file for permanent residency in a timely manner. In some cases, asylum may be a defense against deportation or removal and allow an individual to remain … Continue reading “What is Asylum?”

3 Mandatory Bars to Applying for Asylum

Untold numbers of people around the world live in constant fear of persecution. In order to escape these tragic circumstances and prevent further suffering for themselves and their loved ones, many will seek passage to the United States in hopes of starting a new, safe and secure life. For those who have already arrived on … Continue reading “3 Mandatory Bars to Applying for Asylum”

Understanding Temporary Protected Status (TPS)

Whereas asylum and refugee status are forms of humanitarian immigration relief for individuals and their families when they are in danger of persecution, Temporary Protected Status (TPS) is a form of relief that is country-specific based on harmful conditions in that country that would be dangerous for anyone–not just an individual or particular persecuted group. … Continue reading “Understanding Temporary Protected Status (TPS)”

Tips for a Successful Asylum Interview, Part II

In our previous blog, we covered four of eight helpful tips for having a successful asylum interview. The asylum interview is an integral part of the asylum application process, and the success of your request can hinge on how well your interview with a government official called an Asylum Officer (AO) goes. If you are … Continue reading “Tips for a Successful Asylum Interview, Part II”

Tips for a Successful Asylum Interview, Part I

If you are in danger of persecution in your home country, then you may be seeking asylum in the United States. Being granted asylum in the US is no easy task, and clearly there is a lot at stake when it comes to protecting yourself and your family from danger. If you have chosen to … Continue reading “Tips for a Successful Asylum Interview, Part I”

Asylum, Withholding of Removal, and CAT: which is the best?

Many immigrants fear returning to their country of origin for various reasons. We understand that the circumstances differ from one case to the next. So, which form of relief is best for you? Let us take a quick look at the options available. Asylum is the best choice if you feel like you are in … Continue reading “Asylum, Withholding of Removal, and CAT: which is the best?”


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