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What Are the Criteria for Obtaining Asylum in the United States?

If you left your home country out of fear for your own safety and you have a credible fear to return, you may qualify for asylum in the United States. There are strict criteria that you must meet to be eligible for asylum. Two of the most important requirements are:


·You were persecuted in your home country in the past or you have a credible fear that you will be tortured or persecuted if you return; and ·The reason you will be persecuted relates to your religion, political opinion, nationality, membership in a particular social group, or race.
Unfortunately, having a general fear of dangerous situations in your home country is not grounds for obtaining asylum. Your application for asylum may also be denied if immigration officials determine that your own government could protect you from persecution or that you could avoid persecution by moving to a different part of your country.
If you believe that you qualify for asylum, contact the immigration lawyers at Kuck Immigration Partners
¿Qué significa el término de DACA-Y donde quedo la lucha por mantenerlo?
En otro asombroso golpe a la comunidad de inmigrantes de los Estados Unidos, se ha rescindido el programa de Acción Diferida por llegados en la Niñez (DACA), que ha protegido a cerca de 900.000 jóvenes inmigrantes no autorizados para la deportación durante la existencia de este beneficio.


En su reciente memorando dirigido a los funcionarios del USCIS, Elaine C. Duke, secretaria en funciones del Departamento de Seguridad Nacional, rescindió el memorando del 15 de junio de 2012 que creó el programa DACA.
A partir de ahora, todas las solicitudes iniciales de DACA serán rechazadas por USCIS a menos que sean aceptadas hasta el 5 de septiembre del 2017. Además, el USCIS no aprobará solicitudes de libertad condicional anticipada asociadas con DACA. Todas las solicitudes de renovación de DACA serán rechazadas a menos que sean recibidas a más tardar el 5 de octubre del 2017 para beneficiarios actuales cuyos beneficios ven…

What Ending DACA Means—And Where the Fight is Today to Keep DACA

In another staggering blow to the U.S. immigrant community, the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, which has protected nearly 900,000 young unauthorized immigrants from deportation over the course of its existence, has been rescinded.


In her recent memorandum to USCIS officials, Elaine C. Duke, acting Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security, rescinded the June 15, 2012 memorandum that created the DACA program.
Effective immediately, all initial requests for DACA will be rejected by USCIS unless they were accepted by Sept. 5, 2017. Also, USCIS will no longer approve advance parole requests associated with DACA. All DACA renewal requests will be rejected unless they are received by Oct. 5, 2017 from current beneficiaries whose benefits expire between Sept. 5, 2017 and March 5, 2018.
Also, all applications for Employment Authorization Documents associated with new DACA cases will be rejected unless they were filed by Sept. 5, 2017.
USCIS will not revoke Em…

24,000 Georgians Affected by Rescission of DACA—Atlanta Green Card Attorney Insights

The future of 24,000 Georgians is uncertain now that the Obama-era program that shielded them from deportation has been rescinded. Earlier this month, it was announced that the Department of Homeland Security will no longer accept new applications for the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, which gave eligible undocumented immigrants the right to live and work legally in the United States.


Current DACA recipients will not be affected until March 5, 2018, which means Congress has six months to pass new legislation, however, there is no guarantee Congress will act, and it is a certainty Congress won’t actBUT, any DACA recipient whose DACA expires before March 6, 2018, MUST file to extend their DACA by October 5, 2017.Do not wait until last day to get this done, because it will be too late.
If you are concerned that recent immigration enforcement will affect you or your family, contact Kuck Immigration Partners. Charles Kuck and his dedicated staff of immigration attorneys w…