Refugee Asylum Basics
Individuals who have been persecuted, or fear they will be persecuted, on the basis of their race, religion, nationality, political opinion, or membership in a particular social group may be eligible for entry into the US as refugees or asylees. This section describes the rules surrounding asylum and refugee status, and answers common questions about asylum/refugee eligibility and claims.
- Asylum and Refugees Overview
A broad look at asylum law and the procedures involved. Learn about how to apply for asylum, the grounds for asylum, whether family members are eligible, obtaining permanent residency status, and more.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Types of Asylum Decisions
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.