Articles Posted in Asylum



With the recent escalation of armed conflicts in countries like Iraq and Syria, many seek to escape the war-torn areas in search of safety and freedom. The freedom of religion and political opinion that is greatly cherished here in America, is the cause of violence and turmoil amongst the Muslim nations…


U.S. Politicians looking to Slam Door in the face of Syrian Refugees

History, numbers show U.S. politicians “solutions” for Refugees not ideal In light of the recent terrorist attacks in Paris, France on November 13, many American politicians have come out with their takes on whether or not Syrian refugees should be allowed to enter the country and applied for citizenship through…


US Court Denies Guatemalan Man’s Asylum Appeal

The United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit recently denied a foreign national’s application for asylum last month because it did not demonstrate past persecution or a well-founded fear of future persecution. Pedro Garcia-Colindres, a foreign national of Guatemala, had entered the United States without legal authorization along…


USCIS Marks World Refugee Day by Conducting Naturalization Ceremony for Former Refugees

To commemorate World Refugee Day, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) conducted special naturalization ceremonies at locations around the country beginning June 18, 2012. The new citizens are all former refugees who settled in the United States, most through USCIS’s process for refugee immigration. World Refugee Day features events held…


DHS Grants 18-Month Extension of Temporary Protected Status to Somalis in the United States

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced on May 1, 2012 that it will extend Somalia’s eligibility for temporary protected status (TPS) for eighteen months from its current expiration date. The government cited the ongoing “disruption of living conditions” in the east African nation due to severe drought conditions, armed…


Syrians Now Eligible for Temporary Protected Status (TPS)

Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano and the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services have made temporary protected status (TPS) available to Syrian nationals effective March 29, 2012. This means that Syrians, who were in the United States as of March 29, 2012, are eligible to stay in the United States…