Fast-Tracking the Trump Plan To Limit Asylum Applications

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A decision to fast-track the Trump administration’s plan to severely limit asylum applications at the U.S. southern border could come within a week. Attorney General William Barr filed an emergency appeal in late August requestion that the United States Supreme Court to “set aside lower court orders blocking the rule and allow it to be enforced immediately.”

The current asylum law says:

“Any alien who is physically present in the United States or who arrives in the United States, whether or not at a designated port of arrival … may apply for asylum.”

How to Get a Green Card for Asylum Status

If you are an asylee, you may apply for permanent residency 1 year after you are granted asylum.

Eligibility for Asylee:

  • Physically present in the United States for at least 1 year after being granted asylum.
  • Continue to be a refugee or the spouse or child of a refugee.
  • Are not firmly resettled in any foreign country.
  • Are admissible to the United States as an immigrant.

The Immigration Simplified attorneys work with you to evaluate your asylum status and guide you in your journey to getting a Green Card. If you need help with an immigration issue, please contact our office or call us at (312) 883-9944.

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