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Exceptions to the 1 Year Asylum Rule

What are the exceptions to the one year rule asylum application filing deadline?

Exceptions to the one year deadline fall into two categories, “changed circumstances” and “extraordinary circumstances.” Even if you meet one of these exceptions, you must file within a reasonable time, which is generally understood to mean within a few months. You...

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Firm Resettlement in Asylum Applications

What is “Firm Resettlement” and how will it affect my asylum application?

The Immigration and Nationality Act (INA) bars asylum if you were “firmly resettled” in another country prior to arriving in the United States. You are considered to be firmly resettled if prior to your arrival in...

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How Do I Extend My Nonimmigrant Stay in the United States?

Who is considered a nonimmigrant?

Individuals present inside the United States who are here on a short-term temporary basis and were issued a nonimmigrant visa by the U.S. Department of State (DOS) are considered nonimmigrants. The period of stay varies for different nonimmigrant classifications but all are valid for individuals with no immigrant intent...

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