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What criteria need to be met if you are seeking asylum?

Every day, people come to the Kentucky and the United States to avoid persecution or fear of persecution. The protection they request is known as asylum. If you are persecuted in your home country or fear you will be persecuted for your political opinion, nationality, religion race or because you are a member of a social group, you may be eligible for asylum in the United States.

What are the biggest challenges facing immigrants?

While life in the U.S. offers many amazing opportunities to immigrants, the experience is not without its challenges. Overcoming these challenges take a dedicated effort, as well as access to the right information. To help immigrants and their families get acclimated to life in Kentucky, Global Citizen offers the following advice.

The importance of maintaining your passport and visa

At Vickerstaff Law Office in Kentucky, we represent numerous international students who are legally in the United States by virtue of some type of a visa. We therefore know how important it becomes for them to keep their visa up-to-date, as well as the passport issued by their home country. Should one of these documents expire, the person could be in severe legal trouble.

Kentucky immigrants have a right to obtain medical care

If Immigration and Customs Enforcement officers place a Kentucky immigrant in detention, it doesn't mean he or she loses all access to the outside world. If you or your loved one is currently detained, you still have rights, one of which is to receive medical attention when you need it. There have been many stories in the news regarding inhumane condition in numerous detention facilities throughout the nation.