About Asylees

Who are Asylees?

U.S. Department of Homeland Security LogoEvery year people come to the United States seeking protection because they have suffered persecution or fear that they will suffer persecution due to:

  • Race
  • Religion
  • Nationality
  • Membership in a particular social group
  • Political opinion

Those eligible for asylum may be permitted to remain in the United States. To apply for Asylum, a person must file a Form I-589, Application for Asylum and for Withholding of Removal, within one year of arrival to the United States. There is no fee to apply for asylum.

The application may include spouse and children who are in the United States at the time of filing or at any time until a final decision is made on the case. To include a child on the application, the child must be under 21 and unmarried.

If you are interested in finding more information about asylum and asylees, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services Department website (uscis.gov) is a good resource.

US. Immigration laws and policies are complex and ever-changing, making it difficult for asylees to easily understand their rights and responsibilities under the law. Arrive Ministries works diligently on behalf of refugees, immigrants and asylees to provide high-quality services that help them navigate the immigration system. We are accredited by the Board of Immigration Appeals to provide knowledgeable, low-cost immigration services for many different kinds of issues as we seek to serve others with God’s love.

About Arrive Ministries

Arrive Ministries provides Refugee Reception and Placement Services, Refugee Employment Services, Refugee Cash Assistance, Immigration Legal Services, ESL classes and tutoring, community development programs and other outreach services unique to various refugee populations and their needs and challenges.

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