Refugee and Political Asylum

President Issues FY 2011 Refugee Admissions Numbers and Authorizations

[Federal Register: December 7, 2010 (Volume 75, Number 234)]
[Presidential Documents]
[Page 75851-75852]
From the Federal Register Online via GPO Access []

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Presidential Determination No. 2011-02 of October 8, 2010

Obtaining Asylum in the United States

What are the grounds for qualifying for asylum in the United States?

Qualified asylum-seekers are those who are fleeing persecution on account of race, religion, nationality, membership in a particular social group, or political opinion.

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USCIS Announces Online Case Status Feature for Asylum Applicants

WASHINGTON—U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced today that applicants who have a pending affirmative asylum application with USCIS can now check the status of their applications online at

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