5-22-2013 - Wall Street Journal - Immigration Bill raises H-1B Cap
5-20-2013 - Fiscal Year 2013 H-2B Cap Count Update
5-14-2013 - FY 2013 Citizenship and Integration Grant Program applications are due by May 22nd
5-02-2013 - 2014 Diversity Visa Lottery results are available online
4-30-2013 - Colorado Governor signs ASSET Bill into law
4-26-2013 - CBP to Begin Rollout of Automated Form I-94 Arrival/Departure Record
4-18-2013 - Citizenship and Integration Grant Program - Applications due 5/22/2013
4-16-2013 - The Dream Is Now - A Documentary by Davis Guggenheim
4-08-2013 - H-1B Cap reached within 1st week highlights need for Immigration Reform - comments by AILA President Laura Lichter
4-05-2013 - USCIS Reaches FY 2014 H-1B Cap
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Asylum Visa Classification
Asylum is a discretionary remedy available to a foreign national who is either present in the United States or trying to enter the United States at a land border or port of entry, and is unable or unwilling to return to his or her home country because of a well founded fear of persecution on account of race, religion, nationality, membership in a particular social group, or political opinion.
Unless there is an extraordinary change of circumstances, an asylum application must be filed within one year from the foreign national’s entry. Work authorization is unavailable to applicants until asylum status is granted or the application has been pending for more than180 days.
A year after asylum status is granted, an I-485 Application to Register Permanent Residence or to Adjust Status may be filed in order to obtain lawful permanent residence. Unfortunately, considering the tremendous number of backlogged cases, receiving lawful permanent residence takes many years. More than 200,000 cases are currently awaiting a visa number, making the backlog wait-time approximately 7 to 10 years.
The standard for asylum is very high and difficult to prove. We recommend you contact our immigration law attorneys for assistance in preparing the asylum application, gathering evidence, and presenting the asylum claim before the asylum officer or immigration judge.
Disclaimer: The information obtained at this site is not legal advice and does not establish an attorney-client relationship. This site is designed to present a general overview of certain immigration issues and does not account for the individual facts and circumstances of every case. You should discuss your specific situation with an attorney.
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