Asylum

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Muslim Ban 2.0 - A Brief Synopsis of the Major Provisions


This is a brief summary of the Executive Order issued on March 6, 2017. This order rescinds the Executive Order (13769) issued on January 27, 2017 and creates the following new rules and regulations. A summary of what the Executive Order covers is below:

Who does the ban apply to?

Foreign nationals, who do not possess a valid visa and who are outside the United States and are from Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen are temporarily barred effective, March 16, 2017 (Section 1(f)).

When does the ban take effect?

The ban is effective March 16, 2017. The ban, bars persons from the six (6) countries temporarily for a period of 90 days (Section 2(c)).
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Friday, September 23, 2016

ASYLUM - It's not as easy as you may think


I get calls all the time from random people asking about various ways to get their relatives to the United States.  In particular, I had person call me yesterday which wanted to get his sister-in-law to the United States and figured that filing for Asylum was the best way possible.  So, naturally I educated the person on the basic requirements of an asylum application and then asked them what has happened to their relative.  Has their relative faced persecution as it relates to race, religion, nationality, membership in a social group, or political opinion or does the relative have a well founded fear of future persecution based on race, religion, nationality, membership in a social group, or political opinion. So, I asked him what are the particular facts and circumstances of his sister-in-law's case.
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