How to deal with post-immigration depression?

As you can guess from the name, post-migration depression is a mental health condition that affects migrants as they adjust to a new culture and environment. Almost everywhere in the world, people face these challenges as they try to assimilate into a new culture. What are the symptoms of post-immigration depression? Culture shock: Culture shock […]

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Children of Immigrants: What are their mental needs?

Generally, conversations about caring for parents begin later in life. Children of immigrants, however, tend to care for their parents across generations and stages of life. Since immigrants represent one-eighth of the U.S. population and children of immigrants represent one in four children in the country, it is critical to understand the immense barriers immigrants […]

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Are you looking for a Political Asylum Waiver? Here are some changes made recently.

Changes to the Asylum Process due to COVID-19 In response to the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic, the Centers for Disease Control suspended the “introduction” of persons from “Coronavirus Impacted Areas.” Citing this authority, the Border Patrol began “expelling” individuals who arrive at the U.S.-Mexico border without providing them with an opportunity to request asylum. CBP reported […]

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What are the benefits of a clinical evaluation for Immigration? Here are 4 benefits.

Psychological assessment can be especially useful in enhancing clinical clarity and informing subsequent interventions and treatments. In addition to educating clients about risks, it is also crucial to point out the numerous other benefits of continuing with an assessment. A client may become fixated on an evaluation that serves only one purpose – to support […]

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PTSD and Its Relationship to Migrant Refugees.

PTSD and mental health problems are significantly more common among refugees and asylum seekers than among the general population, compatriots who remain in the refugees’ home country, and economic migrants. Exposure to a high number of potentially traumatic events, involvement in asylum-seeking procedures and forced migration are stressors that set refugees apart from other populations […]

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More Helpful Information on Political Asylum

Is There a Deadline for Asylum Applications? Generally, an individual must apply for asylum within one year of arriving in the United States. In 2018, a federal district court ruled that DHS must notify asylum seekers of this deadline in a class-action lawsuit challenging the government’s failure to provide adequate notice of the one-year deadline […]

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Clinical Evaluation for Political Asylum

Applicants petitioning for political asylum type of immigration waiver often have been exposed to extreme deprivation, severe abuse, and possibly even torture in their home country. Frequently, these mistreatments are related to a political, religious, and/or ethnic persecution. Living your life in your home country becomes sufficiently intolerable or painful, that the individual flees his […]

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What is asylum?

Asylum is a form of protection that allows an individual to remain in the United States rather than be removed (deported) to a country where he or she fears persecution or harm. People who flee their countries for fear of persecution can apply for asylum in the United States. If they are granted asylum, they […]

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