Blogs Category: Asylum


2 reasons LGBT+ asylum cases may have a one-year exception

On Behalf of Coughlon Law Firm, PLLC. Sep 18, 2021 | Asylum

Asylum is one of the most important modern immigration programs. It allows those fleeing persecution or violence in their country of origin to stay legally in the United States even if they would not qualify for immigration on other grounds. Members of traditionally…


Current status for asylum seekers in the U.S.

On Behalf of Coughlon Law Firm, PLLC. May 5, 2021 | Asylum

Immigration laws assist individuals in Arizona and the other states across the nation. While many of these laws outline how an immigrant can remain in the nation lawfully, they also designate how an immigrant can lawfully enter the United States and from what country…


Review of the asylum process

On Behalf of Coughlon Law Firm, PLLC. Aug 10, 2020 | Asylum

The United States offers a chance for those who otherwise are not eligible to be in the country to seek asylum. Basically, anyone who either has been persecuted or has a reasonable fear of being persecuted in their home country can ask for asylum and, thus, remain in…


Am I eligible to apply for asylum?

On Behalf of Coughlon Law Firm, PLLC. Nov 14, 2019 | Asylum

If you have recently fled your home country in fear of your safety, applying for asylum might be your best option. Asylum grants you temporary resident status, which allows you to live in the United States indefinitely. In 2016, about 20,500 people were granted asylum…


New rule aims to limit asylum claims

On Behalf of Coughlon Law Firm, PLLC. Jul 31, 2019 | Asylum

People who are seeking asylum in Arizona may be particularly concerned at the ongoing efforts of the Trump administration to restrict access to the United States, especially at the southern border. While some of the administration’s moves have been blocked by lawsuits…


Trump administration restricts asylum for Central Americans

On Behalf of Coughlon Law Firm, PLLC. Jul 17, 2019 | Asylum

On July 15, the Trump administration upended U.S. immigration policy by declaring that migrants who pass through other countries to get to the southern border of the United States are no longer eligible to seek asylum. The move is designed to stop migrants from…


Trump memorandum orders stricter asylum rules

On Behalf of Coughlon Law Firm, PLLC. May 7, 2019 | Asylum

Residents of border states like Arizona are likely paying particular attention to the Trump administration’s ongoing efforts to stem the flow of immigrants from Central America. The courts have already thwarted the White House’s efforts to limit asylum claims and deny…


Courts to decide fate on Trump’s asylum policy

On Behalf of Coughlon Law Firm, PLLC. Apr 25, 2019 | Asylum

The fate of a new Trump administration policy that forces asylum seekers at the southern border to stay in Mexico until their hearings will be put to the test. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit, which covers Arizona and other states, will decide whether or…


Court says asylum-seekers can appeal rejection

On Behalf of Coughlon Law Firm, PLLC. Mar 14, 2019 | Asylum

Asylum-seekers in Arizona whose bid for asylum has been rejected on the grounds that they did not establish that they had a “credible fear” of returning to their home country may be able to appeal their rejection before an immigration judge. On March 7, the U.S. Court…


What Arizona residents should know about asylum claims

On Behalf of Coughlon Law Firm, PLLC. Dec 21, 2018 | Asylum

The 2018 fiscal year for the United States government ended on Sept. 30. As of that date, U.S. Customs and Border Protection says credible fear asylum claims at the Mexico border increased 67 percent from the previous year. That translates to a total of 92,959 claims…