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The law of asylum in the United States

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Published by American Immigration Law Foundation in Washington, DC .
Written in English



  • United States,
  • United States.


  • Political refugees -- Legal status, laws, etc. -- United States.,
  • Asylum, Right of -- United States.,
  • Administrative procedure -- United States.,
  • United States -- Emigration and immigration.

Book details:

Edition Notes

Includes indexes.

Statementby Deborah E. Anker, managing editor, Paul T. Lufkin.
ContributionsLufkin, Paul T., 1953-
LC ClassificationsKF4836 .A96 1994
The Physical Object
Paginationv. ;
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL582065M
ISBN 101878677624
LC Control Number96171238

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ISBN: OCLC Number: Description: xxi, pages ; 23 cm: Contents: 1. Introduction Standard of proof Evidence Persecution Grounds of persecution Exclusions from Asylum and withholding An introduction to relief under Article 3 . ISBN: OCLC Number: Notes: No more published in this edition by this publisher; single vol. published by Refugee Law Center in also called 3rd ed.   Law of Asylum in the United States is an authoritative presentation of U.S. asylum law, long considered a must-have publication for practitioners, students, and teachers. It is frequently relied upon and cited by decision makers.   An asylum applicant does not enjoy any presumption of credibility. Under the law, an applicant will be denied asylum if the adjudicator does not find the applicant’s claim to be truthful. Any falsehoods or inconsistencies can lead to an adverse credibility finding.

You must apply for asylum within one year of the date of their last arrival in the United States, unless you can show: Changed circumstances that materially affect your eligibility for asylum or extraordinary circumstances relating to the delay in filing You filed within a reasonable amount of . A person who meets the refugee definition may be granted asylum in the United States if he or she is not barred from asylum for any of the reasons listed in section of that Act and if the adjudicator decides that he or she should be granted asylum as a matter of discretion. A spouse or child (as defined in section (b)(1)(A), (B), (C), (D), or (E) of this title) of an alien who is granted asylum under this subsection may, if not otherwise eligible for asylum under this section, be granted the same status as the alien if accompanying, or following to join, such alien. If you are eligible for asylum you may be permitted to remain in the United States. To apply for Asylum, file a Form I, Application for Asylum and for Withholding of Removal, within one year of your arrival to the United States. There is no fee to apply for asylum.

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