Are you confused about how a person moves through the system when they’re seeking immigration and asylum? If so, you’re not alone! It’s hard for us to follow all the ins-and-outs of this complicated and lengthy process.
Here are two great resources to help:
Here’s the US government’s page on the process: https://www.uscis.gov/humanitarian/refugees-and-asylum/asylum/obtaining-asylum-in-the-united-states
And here’s the explanation from th American Immigration Council, a non-profit non-government organization working to make the asylum process safer and more just: https://www.americanimmigrationcouncil.org/research/asylum-united-states