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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Latina/o Mental Health Cultural Barrier

There is a significant gap between American models of psychotherapy and the needs and values of the Hispanic/Latino community.  While American therapy models, which are Eurocentric, emphasize individual traits and independence, Hispanic/Latino(a) cultures emphasize family unity, loyalty to family and friends, and one’s role in the community.  Hispanics/Latino(a)s are more likely to turn to family […]

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I got My T Visa Granted. Now What?

Generally, a TVisa nonimmigrant status is granted for 4 years. Form I-539, Application to Extend or Change Nonimmigrant Status, may allow you to extend your T nonimmigrant status under certain circumstances. Additionally, T nonimmigrants may be eligible for lawful permanent residence (a Green Card) after 3 years of continuous physical presence in the United States […]

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I Want to Apply for a TVisa. What is the application process and the eligibility.

To apply for T nonimmigrant status, you must submit: Form I-914, Application for T Nonimmigrant Status, including a personal statement describing the trafficking you are or were subjected to; Evidence to establish that you complied with any reasonable request for assistance from law enforcement, or that you qualify for an exception or exemption. You may […]

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What is a T Visa?

Trafficking in persons, also known as human trafficking, is a form of modern-day slavery in which traffickers entice victims with false promises of employment and better lives. Traffickers frequently take advantage of vulnerable individuals, including those without legal immigration status. U.S. immigration law provides relief to victims of severe forms of human trafficking through the […]

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