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What are the qualifications for asylum?

Individuals applying for asylum in Pennsylvania must meet certain burdens established by statute and enforced by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. The general rule is that any alien may apply for asylum as long as he or she is physically present in the U.S. That rule is subject to exceptions in some cases for individuals who fail to apply within one year of arrival, who have been previously denied asylum or who may be removed to a safe third country. There are further exceptions based on the prior conduct, perceived danger or other attributes of the applicant.

Children seek protection from violence in the US

Immigration law is quite complex and many people can make simple mistakes that can be severely detrimental to their chances of staying in the country. This is why many people, whether seeking asylum or applying for an employment immigration visa, turn to immigration lawyers for help. While an adult would know to ask for legal help, a child might not. With the recent influx of children from Honduras, Guatemala and El Salvador making the long journey from their home countries to the U.S., there may be a considerable number of children not realizing the importance of working with an immigration lawyer.

Man waiting on green card can practice law in California

In many ways, a victory for an individual struggling through the U.S. immigration system is a victory for all immigrants fighting a similar battle. With that in mind, Pennsylvania residents may be interested in the recent decision by California's Supreme Court to allow a man waiting on a green card to practice law in that state.

Why won't the U.S. admit more Syrian asylum seekers?

Everyone who watches the news in Reading is familiar with the conflict that is happening in Syria. The civil war has been raging for years and there is no apparent end in sight, which means that there are large numbers of Syrians who are seeking asylum abroad. Although the U.S. has been good about admitting many people from the Middle East, there have been relatively few asylum seekers from Syria. Though there has been a shift in where most refugees have come from since the U.S. first started admitting asylum seekers into the country, the majority of refugees came from Iraq and Burma in 2012.

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