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The Mountain of Paperwork to Apply For Asylum


We bet you don’t know just how difficult and involved it is to apply for asylum. The narrative around asylum seekers and our southern border makes it seem like folks enter through our border and that’s it! But actually, most migrants are heavily documented, surveilled, and even detained by our immigration officials and are not automatically eligible for things like work permits, medical insurance, or public benefits. Asylum seekers must apply for asylum within a year of their entry–a lengthy and expensive process that is completely in English! Many go on to then fight their case in court. This process takes years. Learn more HERE!

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