Asylum or Refugee Status: Who Is Eligible?

Asylum or Refugee Status: Who Is Eligible?

By Janet Howard If you’ve fled your country and are terrified of returning, you may be eligible for asylum or refugee status in the U.S. In a world marked by conflicts, persecution, and human rights violations, seeking asylum or refugee status is often the only lifeline for individuals facing threats to their safety and well-being. […]

Policy Manual Update: Clarifying Expedite Requests

Policy Manual Update: Clarifying Expedite Requests

Editorial credit: Michael Vi / Shutterstock.com U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) on Thursday, March 21 announced that we are updating guidance in the USCIS Policy Manual to clarify how we consider expedite requests related to government interests and requests related to emergencies or urgent humanitarian situations, including travel-related requests. This update also clarifies how to make an expedite request and […]

Can We Fix a Century of Green Card Backlogs?

Can We Fix a Century of Green Card Backlogs?

A Special Immigration News Report By Janet Howard Listen to the Special Immigration News Report here: This year, only about 3% of the people who have submitted green card applications will receive permanent status. Close to 35 million applications are pending, up from 10 million in 1996. The first backlogs started a century ago, when […]

Memo: Making Sense of Latest Immigration Polling and Public Opinion

Memo: Making Sense of Latest Immigration Polling and Public Opinion

By America’s Voice While the salience of immigration has increased, and Americans are concerned about maintaining an orderly border, the majority of the public is open to a “both/and” approach. They support a broader set of immigration solutions that pair border security and an orderly asylum process with continued support for legal immigration, citizenship for […]

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