Seeking asylum: What to know about reaching the border

The United States has long provided safety to those who have to flee persecution. To obtain help and freedom from that persecution, a party can seek asylum. Asylum can help those who come to America avoid being sent back to their own countries due to the very real...

Immigrant discrimination: Stand up for yourself

It’s the harsh reality that many people in America are treated as if they’re lesser than others as a result of being an immigrant or appearing to be an immigrant. For some, this means facing discrimination despite being born in the United States, even...

America’s history shows the cultural value of immigrants

Immigration is something of a loaded term these days. People argue about what it means — both in terms of what the actual word defines and what immigrants mean for the future of the United States. Everyone seems to have an opinion. But let’s not look at...

Understand inadmissible status and your rights

When you stay in the United States longer than you’re allowed to by law, you may become inadmissible after being removed from the country. With an inadmissible status, you’ll be banned from coming into the United States for a length of time. The length of...

Understanding the U-visa cap

It’s hard to believe, but there is a cap on the number of people who can come into the United States as refugees from criminal violence. Usually, people come to the U.S. on U visas, which are set aside for those who are victims of crimes such as abduction,...