General Information about Asylum and Refugee Status:
Information about the Asylum and Refugee Application in the United States. This
type of visa is issued to people who are traveling to the United States looking
for freedom and protection because they have suffered persecution in their
country or residence, or because they might suffer persecution due to Race,
Religion, Nationality, Membership in a social group, or Political opinions. Any
person who ordered, incited, assisted, or otherwise participated in the
persecution of any person on account of race, religion, nationality, membership
in a particular social group, or political opinion, is not considered a refugee.
There are several reasons that might make you eligible to apply for asylum or
refugee status in the United States if you are suffering persecution.
If you are applying for immigration benefits like the asylum or refugee status,
it is very important that you always tell the truth about your case. You should
never lie to immigration representatives or immigration officers because due to
immigration regulations lying to an immigration officer may cost you to lose all
your immigration benefits, to be deported out of the country, and to be denied
entry to the US in the future.
If you are eligible for asylum you may be permitted to stay or enter the United
States temporarily while your application is in process. The applicant's spouse
and unmarried children under 21 years old might also be eligible to obtain the
asylum status. The process of applying for Asylum and the process to be accepted
as a Refugee is not the same, but it is very similar. If you are approved as a
refugee, you will receive support with a medical exam, cultural guidance, help
with travel plans, and a loan to travel to the United States. After you enter
the United States, you will be eligible to receive medical and cash assistance,
along with other benefits.
Individual who have been accepted as asylees or a refugees during a certain
short period of time in the U.S. may be eligible to apply for the U.S. Green