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Articles Tagged: Asylum

TO RELOCATE OR NOT TO RELOCATE, THAT IS THE QUESTION

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By: Margarita Baldwin* In assessing an asylum seeker’s ability to relocate within the borders of the country, the Immigration Judge must decide whether the asylum-seeker can avoid future persecution by moving to another part of the country and whether it would be reasonable to expect the asylum-seeker to do so. A recent BIA’s decision granted […]

Greece planning border fence with Turkey

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According to Citizen Protection Minister Christos Papoutsis, Greece is planning to build a fence to keep out illegal immigrants coming across from Turkey.  In the past six months over 33, 000 illegal immigrants have been detected crossing the Greek-Turkish border.  These illegals are mostly from Afghanistan, Algeria, Pakistan, Somalia and Iraq.  This 206 kilometer fence […]

Asylum Denial Rate Drops to Twenty-Five Year Low

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(02 Sep 2010) Very timely Justice Department data show that Immigration Judges are declining substantially fewer requests for asylum. Denial rates have reached the lowest level in the last quarter of a century according to a new analysis by the Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse (TRAC). This was one of many new findings to emerge from […]

Asylee Benefits: Once you have been granted asylum what can you expect?

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Derivative Asylum You have two years from the grant of your asylee status to file for your minor children under 21 and your spouse regardless or whether they are in the US or  overseas.  Failure to do so would foreclose this option to have them granted asylum.  If your child is over 21 at the […]