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How are you. I seek help with asylum. I am seeking your help
I am seeking your help and guidance regarding asylum here in the USA. I would like to share my story in writing with you. I am fourth year PhD student with a J1 Visa on Pakistani Passport and also working as an employee (Research Assistant) to support my educational and living expenses. I was born and grown and studied until master degree in Pakistan. Subsequently, I moved to the USA for PhD studies. It is important to mention here my J1 status is still valid.Originally, my parents belong to Afghanistan. They migrated to Pakistan early 80s during the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan. While staying in Pakistan, most Afghan refugees got citizenship of Pakistan for their survivor as historically; Afghans have been vulnerable to persecution and discrimination by Pakistan authorities. Pakistani Govt. doesn't consider Afghans with Pakistani citizenship genuine citizens of Pakistan even if they were born in Pakistan. Therefore, Pakistani Authorities have been ordered to cancel Pakistani citizenship of Afghan refugees (proof is available). After the 2014 Peshawar school massacre (terrorist attack) by members of Pakistan's Tehrik-i-Taliban, this persecution reached to the apex and Afghan refugees were forced to leave Pakistan including my family leaving behind the well-established business and rejected by the land they have thought of as home for decades. Since then Pakistani govt. has been re-verifying the citizenship cards of all citizens and canceling cards of people arrived after 1978 per Pakistani law (after Soviet invasion). The fear of persecution and not meeting the criteria of 1978, forced my family as other afghan refugees to leave Pakistan. I am extremely afraid of police coercions and persecution as they will put me in jail in Pakistan like Sharbat Gula, a famed afghan girl,who graced an iconic cover of National Geographic magazine in 1985. Apart from persecution and harassment, without a valid citizenship of Pakistan, one cannot exercise the rights that a valid citizenship holder enjoys. For instance, one cannot get a job and open a bank account in Pakistan and buy and sell property in Pakistan. I am married and my wife is here with me. She carries an Afghani passport as she was refused to provide Pakistani citizenship. It is pertinent to mention here that Pakistani citizenship is renewable and I am sure I will be arrested and persecuted upon returning Pakistan and my citizenship will be revoked as my family no longer living in Pakistan and have no intention of going back to Pakistan because of persecution by police and local authorities.Moreover, Pakistani citizens and authorities are hostile towards Afghan refugees especially these days. people in our neighborhood and friends in academics have been planting propaganda against me both in person and social media like Facebook (proof is available) posting my picture with my name as an afghan refugee and urging Pakistani authorities to take action again me (Proof is available). I feel like a Pakistani as I was born there. However, I am pretty sure I will be arrested and persecuted because of my nationality upon returning by the Pakistani authority.Currently, my family is living in Kunar Afghanistan (proof is available). The security situation in Afghanistan is very unstable and fragile especially in Kunar where insurgency is at its peak due to the predominance of Taliban and ISIS. Taliban hunt down people and their families who work/stay with/in the US. Many of them have been shot at or kidnapped, and others have hard evidence in the form of death letters and death lists from the Taliban. One of my family members was attacked by Taliban suicide bomber while working in the Kabul bank (Kunar Branch). However he was survived while sadly, two policemen were killed (proof is available). The video proof is also available for this accident. My brother also survived by many attacks in Kabul which is considered as a safest place in Afghanistan.I am deeply concerned about my… read more
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One of my friend born in USA and she belongs to a Muslim
One of my friend born in USA and she belongs to a Muslim community. She got married to a boy who lived in Ireland.Both got married in Pakistan and the marriage was also registered in Pakistan. After t… read more
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Happy Easter! and my situation is the following. I've been
Hi! Happy Easter! My name is ***** ***** my situation is the following. I've been two years on a online relationship with this Pakistani man who is on Italy and the relationship has been a good one. I… read more
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Hello, Am Iraq resident, I am engaged to a girl which we
Hello, Am Iraq resident, I am engaged to a girl which we are planning to get married at the end of July. She is facing a lot of harassment from extremist Muslim group because of her religion, and they… read more
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Hi again, Remember i asked about the asylum case of my friend,
Hi again, Remember i asked about the asylum case of my friend, Let me know that If someone gets to mexico - USA Port of Entry properly not illegally and asks for asylum from the officers, where he is … read more
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what would some one that wanted to emigrat from syria have
what would some one that wanted to emigrat from syria have to do to get a visa to come to the U.S.A.… read more
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Hi, I am wondering if a christian woman who will get married
Hi, I am wondering if a christian woman who will get married to a Muslem Man , living in Egypt, can be granted asylum in the USA, as her Family will probably kill her and his family are forcing him to… read more
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There is a say that the good attorney can find a getaway in
There is a say that the good attorney can find a getaway in THE TEN COMMANDMENTS OF GOD . . So, if I came to states with my family by the visa I have what is the chances . . .… read more
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Hello. I am the wife of a Citizen who has been extremely abusive
Hello. I am the wife of a Citizen who has been extremely abusive to myself and my 12 year old daughter. The verbal abuse has been tremendous and extremely vile and happened on a daily basis in the pre… read more
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i am an airline pilot workng with pakistan international airlines(PIA)
i am an airline pilot workng with pakistan international airlines(PIA) in pakistan.i am married to a us national since 5 yrs.i have a child also with the age of 10months but was born in pakistan.my wi… read more
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My husband who is a USA Citizen and is married to me since
My husband who is a USA Citizen and is married to me since 2006, has married ln Pakistan a 2nd wife while on a visit to Pakistan. He says it was a court marriage and there was no contract of marriage.… read more
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I am in USA by B1 Visa to Visit my uncil he sponser me and
I am in USA by B1 Visa to Visit my uncil he sponser me and give me salary of 2000$ and room and bath room with full paied and support of electric and food ..and he wants me to work with his family in … read more
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I am egyptian I live in US and have a green card. Due to what
I am egyptian I live in US and have a green card. Due to what happened recently in Egypt, I fear for my parents' life, especially that we are Catholic. My mother is coming here next week, could I appl… read more
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I am a US citizen living in texas and I want my family to come
I am a US citizen living in texas and I want my family to come here to the USA. My parents and married brother(wife+ 4 kids) and unmarried sister(over 21) live in pakistan and one married sister (husb… read more
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Our neighbor is a host family for a woman from Haiti and her daughter, who was brought over here for emergency medical care due to severe burns received. A non-profit group brought the mom & daughter … read more
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my name is monique crader and i am needing to help my best-friend
my name is XXXXX XXXXX and i am needing to help my best-friend of six long years. he is a pakistani native and in light of recent developments he is back in pakistan and desperately wanting to come ba… read more
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my step father, maried my mother in NYS 1992. He was a Pakistani
my step father, maried my mother in NYS 1992. He was a Pakistani Citizen and now mom finds out he lied about marital status, DOB, father and mother's status, and possibly lied about date of entry on G… read more
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I am trying to find out if it's legal in the Islam religion for a Muslim man who is married to a non- muslim woman living in the USA to take a 2nd wife who is muslim and living in another county. The … read more
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