The Asylum Seeker Advocacy Project (ASAP) has created and compiled the following resources for individuals seeking asylum in U.S. immigration courts. Our hope is that asylum seekers will use these resources to better understand the process and defend their rights. However, this information is not a substitute for advice from an attorney.
Become a Member
For more information on how you or someone you know can become a member of ASAP, visit our membership page.
- September 15, 2020: CASA v. Wolf: ASAP’s federal lawsuit defending asylum seekers’ ability to work
- September 14, 2020: Work permits for ASAP members
- September 14, 2020: Work permits for non-ASAP members
- July 2, 2020: Can I still seek asylum if I passed through another country before entering the United States?
- June 26, 2020: Can asylum seekers still work in the United States?
- June 22, 2020: Will proposed changes reshape the asylum system?
- June 11, 2020: Can asylum seekers receive unemployment benefits?
- April 9, 2020: COVID-19 resources for asylum seekers
Find Legal Help
It is important to find legal assistance for your case in immigration court!
- Visit the National Immigration Legal Services Directory to find immigrant rights organizations in the United States that offer free or low-cost legal assistance. You can search for local organizations by entering your zip code or selecting your state.
- Review ASAP’s legal referral spreadsheet to find private immigration attorneys and pro se help desks in various cities. ASAP does not know these attorneys personally, but they were recommended by other immigration nonprofits. The list is organized by state and city in alphabetical order.
Frequently Asked Questions
View our FAQ document here.