The Asylum Process
As with all other aspects of immigration to the United States, asylum and refugee claims involve a complicated set of rules, requirements and procedures. The articles in this section list the steps involved in the asylum/refugee claim process; describe the hearings where an applicant’s case is reviewed; offers tips on how to seek resettlement and obtain a green card as a refugee or asylee; and more.
- Asylum Claims & Eligibility
An overview of asylum claims and the eligibility requirements involved. Learn who is eligible to apply for asylum, how to apply for asylum, how spouses and children are affected, and much more.
- Asylum Hearings
A look at the different types of asylum hearings. This article provides descriptions of common immigration hearings, including bond redetermination, rescission, and asylum-only hearings.
- Can I Obtain a Green Card as a Refugee or Asylee?
If you’ve been a refugee or held asylum status for at least one year, you may be eligible for lawful permanent resident (LPR) status. Learn about how to gain LPR status as an asylee in this section.
- Obtaining Asylum: Claim Chronology
A step-by-step guide to obtaining asylum. This article offers a chronology of each stage of the asylum process, including initiating the claim, the applicant interview, the decision, and the appeal stage.
- Types of Asylum Decisions
Immigration courts and officials can make a number of decisions during the different stages of the asylum process. Learn about these decisions, including the grant of asylum and final denial.
- Refugee Resettlement in the U.S.
Background on the government’s efforts to provide shelter to refugees who are displaced by war, famine, civil unrest, or political tumult. You’ll also find information on the application process and more.