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What abuses do undocumented workers commonly face?

Some people may argue that those who didn’t come into the country legally shouldn’t have certain rights and protections. However, regardless of your legal status, immigrants are human beings and should be treated with dignity and kindness. Many employers in Kentucky and other states disregard basic human decency when it comes to undocumented immigrants.

Is your asylum process affirmative or defensive?

If you are working toward asylum in the United States, you will need to follow a process, based on your eligibility, before you are allowed to remain in the country legally. As you begin working with authorities in Kentucky to facilitate this process, you may have heard about both affirmative asylum and defensive asylum.

Benefits and responsibilities of asylees in the United States

When the United States grants a person asylee status, that person has rights and responsibilities that may differ from the standard immigrant in Kentucky. It is important that that person understands those rights and responsibilities if he or she hopes to retain his or her asylee status, and if he or she hopes to make the most of his or her life in America.

Keep this in mind when attending a green card marriage interview

When the U.S. government sends you a notice to appear at a marriage-based green card interview, it is likely to make you feel a bit anxious or worried. If you only recently settled in Kentucky, you may have already encountered challenges as you adapt to your new lifestyle. Perhaps you still struggle with a language barrier or have had a bit of a problem getting used to American food.

How can I deal with discrimination?

Unfortunately, many immigrant families must deal with discrimination while living in Kentucky. While it's important to be open-minded and accepting of immigrants, it's also helpful for immigrants to develop tools for dealing with prejudice when it arises. The American Psychological Association offers the following tips in this case, which will help you and your loved ones address discrimination to the best of your ability.