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Refugee Asylum Basics

Individuals who have been persecuted (or fear they will be persecuted) on the basis of their race, religion, nationality, political opinion, or membership in a particular social group may be eligible for asylum or refugee status in the U.S. If you are seeking asylum for yourself or a loved one for the first time, this is the place to start. This section includes articles that describe the basic rules surrounding asylum and refugee status, and answers common questions about asylum/refugee eligibility and claims. The articles below also explain immigration law process and the types of outcomes you can expect from an asylum case.

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