Asylee benefits in the US

Derivative Asylum
You have two years from the grant of your asylee status to file for your minor children under 21 and your spouse regardless or whether they are in the US or overseas.

Social Security Number and Driver’s License
You may immediately apply for an unrestricted Social Security card at a Social Security office near you once you have asylee status.

Can now apply for a Driver’s License

Government Benefits

During the entire 8 months from the date you were granted asylum you are entitled to certain government benefits depending on the state in which you reside:

  • Cash Aid ( very limited)
  • Food Stamps
  • If you are over age 65 or legally blind you may be eligible for SSI benefits.

Fires

“The fast-moving fire, driven by Southern California’s relentless Santa Ana winds, proved to be a major challenge for firefighters who were unable to control much of the blaze.”

The issue is land use. The problem is man-made. Do your own focus group. Go to local fire departments and ask experts if fires once started in many areas of Cali can be fought practically speaking. Yet people continue to build and rebuild … in the line of fire.

What is CA doing to mitigate conditions in all the remaining areas at risk?

Refugee

A refugee, as defined by Section 101(a)(42) of the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA), is a person who is unable or unwilling to return to his or her home country because of a “well-founded fear of persecution” due to race, membership in a particular social group, political opinion, religion, or national origin.