Information about refugees and asylum, humanitarian parole, battered spouse, children, and parents, victims of human trafficking, crimes, and special situations.


Credibility Cases

Humanitarian Benefits and Services

Did you know that asylees are eligible for benefits and services such as job placement, English classes, and temporary cash assistance?  Many asylees are not aware of time-limited benefits and services available to them through the federal Office of Refugee […]

Withholding of Removal

Bars to Eligibility for Withholding of Removal An applicant is not eligible for withholding of removal if he: Is a persecutor; Has committed a serious nonpolitical crime outside the United States; There are reasonable grounds to believe the alien is […]

Haitian TPS

Haitian TPS

Temporary Immigration Status for Haitians Infomasyon pou Aplikan TPS Kreyol Ayisyen January 15, 2010 – Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano extended Temporary Protected Status (TPS) to Haitians who were in the U.S. before this week’s devastating earthquake, allowing them to stay […]


January 6, 2010.  Regarding an Ethiopian Citizen’s Asylum Application. Ethiopian Citizen Stripped of His Citizenship Due Eritrean Ancestry. SUMMARY:   U.S. Court of Appeals, 7th Circuit orderd the Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA) to review their  prior decision that petitioner must show “denationalization plus” in order to prove […]