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. ESPAÑOL AQUÍ.
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.
ASAP regularly posts announcements about changes to immigration laws and other important updates.
ASAP has published several legal toolkits for attorneys and other advocates who assist asylum seekers, including sample applications.
ASAP has compiled a variety of useful resources from other immigrant rights organizations.
ASAP has compiled links to various government forms and web pages that are useful for asylum seekers.
ASAP has created several videos that explain the process of applying for asylum in immigration court, work permits, and more. These videos are currently only available in Spanish, but we hope to add English videos soon!