Asylum is an immigration option for people who came to the U.S. because they were harmed or threatened because of who they are or what they believe. People who get asylum can apply for a green card 12 months later.



Asylum in the United States
By: American Immigration Council 
A short fact sheet on asylum law and practice.

Pro Bono Asylum Representation Manual
By: The Advocates for Human Rights
An overview of asylum law and procedure for pro bono attorneys.

Procedural Manual for Asylum Representation
By: National Immigrant Justice Center
An overview of the U.S. asylum process that provides basic guidelines for attorneys representing asylum seekers.


For a comprehensive library of resources on asylum, join the Immigration Advocates Network's Pro Bono Resource Center (membership is free, but requires registration and approval).

*The resources above are provided for informational purposes only; they do not constitute legal advice.


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