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Homeland Security adds asylum seekers to apprehension numbers

Millions of people have emigrated from foreign lands, often enduring much suffering on their way to California and other states. Many come seeking, stating that to remain in their homelands would pose imminent risks of violence, extreme poverty and even death. Typically, those seeking urgent permission to reside in the United States would not be categorized the same as those crossing the borders illegally.

Many seeking asylum never make it to the United States alive

Many areas in the world are filled with violence, extreme poverty and other unsavory living conditions that make survival difficult. Millions of people have fled their lands of origin, in quests to seek asylum in the United States. Their journeys to California and other states are often arduous. In fact, many die before they cross the border.

More Venezuelans seek asylum in the United States

The crisis in Venezuela continues to escalate, and more of its citizens are looking to flee the country. Because of this, the United States is seeing more Venezuelans applying for asylum. This can be a difficult process. Those individuals entering the country in California or elsewhere can seek legal assistance in their search for relief and peace.

How is asylum eligibility determined?

Numerous individuals try to enter the country every year seeking protection or relief from what they deem to be dangerous situations. However, those who believe that they can simply cross the border into the United States and be granted asylum upon request may need a little help in actually making the request become a reality. For asylum seekers currently residing in California, an immigration attorney may be able to help.

Asylum Q and A

Those who enter the United States seeking asylum, or those who are considering making this type of move, may have a lot of questions about the process. Asylum is not easily or freely granted to just anyone. This particular article will address some common questions asylum seekers may have, whether they currently reside in California or elsewhere.

What kinds of decisions are made in asylum cases?

Immigrants who are seeking entry or legal status in California or elsewhere in the United States must submit the appropriate applications for their needs. As is true for all immigration applications, there is no guarantee of approval; decisions are made on a case-by-case basis. For those specifically seeking asylum, there are five different decisions that may be made by immigration authorities ranging from approval to denial.

What to expect at an asylum interview

Asylum is not just freely given to anyone who claims to have reason not to return to his or her native country. Those who are seeking asylum in the United States have to jump through quite a few hoops before it may be granted. For instance, a credible fear interview will be required, which may be a struggle for some individuals. An asylum seeker residing in California can employ an experienced immigration attorney to help him or her throughout this difficult and often confusing process.

Syrian refugee seeking asylum in the United States

A man, currently in his early 30s, left his home country some time ago in order to avoid being drafted into the army. He wanted a better life for himself and his family, but he did not agree with the fighting that was continually getting worse in Syria and believed that leaving was his best option. In 2012, he left everything he knew for another country. In 2014, he eventually made his way to the United States, entering at the border in California, with the hope of achieving asylum.

Is one's sexual orientation a reason to be granted asylum?

It seems impossible to go throughout the day without hearing something about problems relating to sexual orientation. This is an emotionally charged matter from all viewpoints, and it is something that affects people on a global scale. Regardless of where one stands on the issue, there are those whose lives are threatened because of matters of this nature. Some of these individuals are immigrants who desire asylum and the right to live anywhere in the country, including California.

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