Archive for the ‘Political Asylum’ Category

Asylum Application by a Yugoslavian National

I am originally from Yugoslavia and came to the US in 1990. I don’t have any legal status in the US and was wondering if I could apply for asylum? As you may know, Yugoslavia no longer exist since 2003. Does that help me apply asylum? The fact that Yugoslavia no longer exists is not, […]

Posted on August 22, 2012 at 7:26 pm by Immigration Lawyer Peter Messersmith · Permalink · Leave a comment
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Chinese Applicant for Asylum

I am from China and I would like to apply asylum. I was persecuted because I had two children. Can you help? Simply having two children and being Chinese will not result in an asylum approval. However, if you are able to show real persecution because you had two children, such as losing your job, being arrested or […]

Posted on August 13, 2012 at 10:24 pm by Immigration Lawyer Peter Messersmith · Permalink · Leave a comment
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Travel After Asylum Approval

My asylum was approved in 2007 and I want to travel. My old passport is still valid but I heard I shouldn’t use it. If I don’t use the passport, how can I travel? Definitely do not travel on your old passport. Using the passport may cause your asylee status to be revoked and you may be unable […]

Posted on August 9, 2012 at 9:00 pm by Immigration Lawyer Peter Messersmith · Permalink · Leave a comment
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Political Asylum Series: Syria

Political Asylum – Part III Spotlight: Syria In the third part of our asylum series, we will discuss previous asylum claims made by Syrian nationals.  This discussion should help you determine if asylum is a possibility for you This asylum post will cover asylum applications where the applicant is of Syrian origin. Political Asylum Requirements […]

Posted on October 31, 2011 at 1:36 pm by Immigration Lawyer Peter Messersmith · Permalink · 19 Comments
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Political Asylum Series: Nigeria

Political Asylum – Part II Spotlight: Nigeria In the second part of our asylum series, we will discuss previous asylum claims made by Nigerian nationals.  This discussion should help you determine if asylum is a possibility for you This asylum post will cover asylum applications where the applicant is of Nigerian origin. Political Asylum Requirements […]

Posted on July 25, 2011 at 9:24 am by Immigration Lawyer Peter Messersmith · Permalink · 2 Comments
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Political Asylum Series: India

Political Asylum – Part I Spotlight: India I’m going to introduce a new segment to my blog readers.  Many current and potential clients contact me or my office to discuss whether or not they have a legitimate claim to asylum in the United States.  I am going to start a series on this blog to […]

Posted on August 30, 2010 at 2:07 pm by Immigration Lawyer Peter Messersmith · Permalink · 7 Comments
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