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Trump blames Dems for separating asylum seekers from their kids

The president’s platform regarding immigration has been controversial from his earliest days as a candidate. The recent escalation in the spring of 2018 now involves more aggressive actions from the administration in separating detained asylum seekers from their children.

Plattsburg group provides instructions on how to enter Canada

Canadian officials are crying foul after it discovered that a group in Plattsburg, New York, distributed fliers with instructions on how to enter Canada and seek asylum. The group calling itself Plattsburgh Cares posted an estimated 20,000 fliers that included a map and instructions to thousands of asylum seekers leaving the United States for Canada.

LGBTQ asylum seekers face an excruciating wait

The United States has some of the most progressive laws in the world when it comes to LGBTQ rights. Though many LGBTQ Americans still face de facto discrimination, the country’s laws permit same-sex marriage, allow same-sex couples to adopt children and provide many other forms of protection. The U.S. is one of the few countries in the world where its residents can openly love someone of the same gender.

Asylum applicant arrested at his own hearing

In a move that his attorney deemed unprecedented, an asylum seeker was arrested by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) at his very own asylum hearing. After a two-hour-long hearing in San Francisco, the Sudanese national was apprehended by several ICE officials at the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) office.

Understanding the different types of asylum hearings

The asylum process can be different for everyone. One thing that most cases have in common, however, is that there will probably be an asylum hearing. An asylum hearing is a type of court hearing in which an immigration judge issues a ruling regarding an individual’s asylum process.

Affirmative Asylum vs. Defensive Asylum

If you are seeking asylum in the United States, you should know that there are two different types of asylum applications available to immigrants: The affirmative application, and the defensive application. Both are similar, but there are also some key differences that you should know about when choosing which application is the best fit for you.

Ukrainian boxer prevails in U.S. asylum case

Sometimes, a person no longer feels safe in their home country due to persecution they are facing. Some such individuals may look to the U.S. as a place to escape from such dangers. Seeking asylum in the U.S. may be an option for individuals who have faced certain types of persecution in their home country.

Asylees/refugees were the 2nd biggest group of U.S. green card recipients in 2015

There are several different paths to a green card here in the United States. U.S. immigration law creates a special such path for individuals granted asylum or admitted to the U.S. under refugee status.

What is the difference between the refugee and asylum processes?

Asylum and refugee are terms that many might hear together. So, one thing one might wonder is: Are the asylum process and refugee process two different processes in U.S. immigration law, or just different names for the same process?

Refugees in California

How many refugees who come to the U.S. come to California? According to data on refugees, California has seen 186,924 refugee arrivals between 1995 and 2016.

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  • State Bar of California | California Board of Legal Specialization
  • Avvo
  • Orange County Bar Association
  • Irvine Chamber