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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
There are all manner of rules that apply when it comes to asylum requests here in the United States. This includes rules on asylum seekers, such as what generally has to be shown to be eligible for asylum.
The process of seeking asylum in the U.S. involves a wide range of things. Some data suggests that, for a good number of asylum seekers, a fair amount of time in immigration detention is included among these things.
The federal government recently released data on new refugees and asylees here in the U.S. in 2015. The statistics point to California being one of the top states for such individuals.