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This section of PALawHelp.org has information and resources about Political Asylum and Refugee Status issues in Pennsylvania.

  • Asylum

    Information from the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services website regarding the process of applying for asylum. Includes links to forms and local low-cost immigration legal services providers. Content Detail

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    U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services
  • Check Filing Fees

    Information from the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services on fees required to file a variety of USCIS forms. Content Detail

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    U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services
  • Family of Refugees & Asylees

    If you entered the United States as a refugee within the past 2 years or were granted asylee status within the past 2 years, you may petition for certain family members to obtain derivative refugee or asylee status. Here is information from U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services on when and how to do this. Content Detail

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    U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services
  • File My Application Online (E-Filing)

    This is a location where you can file certain documents online with U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services. By filing online you can submit and view certain benefit requests, receive electronic notification of decisions, and receive real-time case status updates. Content Detail

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    U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services
  • Forms Updates

    This page from the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services lists updates to USCIS forms as they are published, along with a brief explanation of the nature of the update. Content Detail

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    U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services
  • Green Card Based Forms

    List of Green Card Based forms from U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services. USCIS forms are always FREE to download on this site, or order by mail or phone at 1-800-870-3676. Content Detail

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    U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services
  • Green Card Through Refugee or Asylee Status

    Information from the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services on obtaining a "green card" if you were admitted to the United States as a refugee or as a qualifying family member of an asylee. Content Detail

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    U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services
  • How Do I Help My Relative Get Refugee or Asylee Status?

    Information from U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services on how you may be able to help your relative obtain asylee or refugee status if you are currently in refugee or asylee status. [PDF] Content Detail

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    U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services
  • Humanitarian Benefits Based Forms

    This is a list of Humanitarian Benefits Based forms from the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services. USCIS forms are always FREE to download on this site, or order by mail or phone at 1-800-870-3676. Content Detail

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    U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services
  • immi

    Immi helps immigrants in the U.S. understand their legal options. The online screening tool, legal information, and referrals to nonprofit legal services organizations are always free to use. Immi was created by the Immigration Advocates Network and Pro Bono Net, two nonprofit organizations dedicated to increasing access to justice for low-income immigrants. Content Detail

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    Immigration Advocates Network
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    Spanish / Español
  • Immigration Forms and Fees

    Downloadable Immigration Forms from U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services. Content Detail

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    U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services
  • ImmigrationLawHelp.org - Pennsylvania Organizations

    List of organizations from ImmigrationLawHelp.org offering assistance, counseling or representation in immigration issues. Content Detail

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    ImmigrationLawHelp.org
  • immi Learning Center

    The immi learning center is your resource for learning about U.S. immigration and how to stay in the U.S. legally. Browse the glossary for basic terms and concepts. Or read more detail about common ways to stay in the U.S. Content Detail

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    Immigration Advocates Network
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    Spanish / Español
  • immi - Search for Legal Help

    Immi helps immigrants in the U.S. understand their legal options. Our online screening tool, legal information, and referrals to nonprofit legal services organizations are always free to use. Immi works with legal aid organizations across the U.S. to connect immigrants to legal help. Enter your address or zip code to see a list of organizations in your area. Content Detail

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    Immigration Advocates Network
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    Spanish / Español
  • Information for Pro Se Litigants

    These self-help materials from the Florence Immigrant and Refugee Rights Project are designed for detainees to use in representing themselves when applying for some common forms of legal relief from removal. These materials are written for detainees in Arizona and were last updated in 2007. Note: These publications are meant to provide useful basic information about immigration law and detention in removal in Arizona and were created in the course of the Florence Project's work. Under no circumstances do they constitute legal advice. Content Detail

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    Florence Immigrant and Refugee Rights Project