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A person who has been persecuted or has a well founded fear of persecution on the basis of their race, religion, nationality, political opinion, or membership in a particular social group may qualify for asylum in the United States.

Our federal government has issued a rule which will prevent applicants who 1) entered the US after July 16, 2019, 2) transited through a third country before entering the US and 3) did not apply for asylum in that third country before entering the US from qualifying for asylum. There are exceptions to this rule, and the rule is being challenged in federal court.  It is important to know that other forms of relief from deportation are still available to victims of persecution, including relief under the Convention Against Torture.  More information about the impact of this rule can be found here.   

Also in asylum news, on September 9, 2019 the federal government  issued a proposed rule that would eliminate the federal regulation requiring initial work authorization documents for asylum applicants to be processed within 30 days.  More information about the proposed rule here.  There is a 60 day notice and comment period which allows anyone to express their opinion about the rule, so long as this is done by the end of the comment period, which is November 8, 2019. 

Last updated Oct 5, 2020

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