Asylum

Frequently Asked Questions

What is asylum?

Who is eligible to apply for asylum?

How do individuals apply for asylum?

What happens when someone seeks asylum at or near the border?

What barriers do people seeking asylum face in proving that they qualify for protection?

Are people seeking asylum detained while they are seeking protection in the United States?

How do other U.S. policies prevent people seeking asylum from obtaining protection?

Immigration Detention

Frequently Asked Questions

Who is subject to immigration detention?

What types of immigration detention exist?

What are conditions like in hieleras?

How long are people detained in hieleras?

Can I locate someone detained in a hielera?

Do people detained in hieleras have access to legal assistance?

Where do people go when they are released from a hielera?

Who is responsible for oversight of the hieleras?