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How soon must I apply for asylum?

If you fled your country of origin due to persecution and are now living in Kentucky, you may wish to file for asylum. Per the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, thousands of people like you seek asylum in America each year because they faced persecution in their home country based on their race, religion, nationality, social group or political opinions. Others fear that they will face persecution if they return to their home country.

Unaccompanied children allege abuse by border officials

Navigating the immigration system can be frightening and difficult for adults. It can be hard to imagine children attempting to come into the United States without their parents or other adult caregivers. However, due to many factors, unaccompanied child immigrants frequently seek admittance into Kentucky and elsewhere.

How difficult is the naturalization test?

If you are an immigrant who lives in Kentucky and wishes to apply for United States citizenship, you will need to go through the naturalization process, one requirement of which is to pass the naturalization test. The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services explain that before taking the test, however, you must have an initial interview with a USCIS officer.

The background check for your naturalization process

No matter how long you have been a permanent resident of the United States, you may still be nervous about the naturalization process ahead of you. After all, you may be a poor judge of your own grasp of the English language, and studying for the civics test can be intimidating. No matter what situation you are in, facing an interview of any kind can be overwhelming, and your citizenship interview is no exception.

What can I do if my 10-year green card expires?

With the nation’s immigration laws constantly changing, you might be wondering how they may impact your situation. Though your 10-year green card’s expiration date is coming close, you might not have time to get around to renewing it on time. Though you might feel panic at the thought of being deported, there may be actions you can take to renew your green card and remain in the country. 

Green card membership: the process

Immigration policies have long been a point of debate in America. Many disagree over what rights immigrants should have in the nation, and when they should be eligible for permanent residency -- if at all. Meanwhile, countless Kentucky  families have been torn apart and forced back to native countries. The dangers of some of these countries were the sole reason why many families fled in the first place. What are America's current immigration laws, and what are common obstacles of the process?  

Why Is Citizenship Commonly Denied?

If you’re a temporary resident of Kentucky and are interested in applying for citizenship, you’re probably concerned about your application being denied. In this case, knowing the common reasons for denial can help you prepare your case for a better chance of success. offers a few common reasons citizenship applications are not approved by the government.