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, and they had no other place to go to. 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.

Asylum Representation Manual
By: The Advocates for Human Rights
An overview of asylum law and procedure for legal advocates.  

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


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