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Asylum Law by Jessica Ramirez: Resources for Asylum Seekers

Asylum Law Research Guide

Human Rights First

Human Rights First’s Refugee Protection Program is committed to advancing the rights of refugees, including the right to seek asylum. They advocate for access to asylum, for fair asylum procedures, and for U.S. compliance with international refugee and human rights law. They also help hundreds of individual refugees in the United States each year to win asylum through their pro bono Asylum Legal Representation Program.

National Immigrant Justice Center

Heartland Alliance's National Immigrant Justice Center (NIJC) is dedicated to ensuring human rights protections and access to justice for all immigrants, refugees and asylum seekers. 
 NIJC provides direct legal services to and advocates for these populations through policy reform, impact litigation, and public education. Since its founding three decades ago, NIJC has been unique in blending individual client advocacy with broad-based systemic change.

United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees

The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees was established on December 14, 1950 by the United Nations General Assembly. The agency is mandated to lead and co-ordinate international action to protect refugees and resolve refugee problems worldwide. Its primary purpose is to safeguard the rights and well-being of refugees. It strives to ensure that everyone can exercise the right to seek asylum and find safe refuge in another State, with the option to return home voluntarily, integrate locally or to resettle in a third country. It also has a mandate to help stateless people.

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services

USCIS offers a variety of resources to asylees, their families and the organizations that serve them.  Click on the banner above to access the USCIS page or click on each of the following resources:

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