Asylum Seekers

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6 01, 2017

What Are Asylum Seekers? How Can Social Workers Help?

2017-12-07T21:28:10+00:00By |Industry Articles & Topics|

An asylum seeker is an individual coming from all over the world seeking refuge in the United States based upon persecution they’ve experienced in their home country or permanent place of residence. Persecution may be based on the individual’s race, ethnicity, religion, nationality, political opinion, or membership in a particular social group. Like refugees, asylum-seekers [...]

8 12, 2016

Asylum Seekers: Tips for Your Social Work Practice. Read on to find out how you can help.

2017-12-07T21:22:38+00:00By |Industry Articles & Topics|

Prior to gaining asylee status, asylum seekers in the U.S. are considered to be undocumented and are therefore denied government benefits and legal work authorization (National Immigration Law Center, 2011/2012; USCIS, 2013). Most Agencies Won't Help Them They are shut out from the vast majority of community service agencies which require payment or insurance. Agencies [...]