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Nicaraguan Adjustment and Central American Relief Act (NACARA)

Certain Guatemalan, Salvadorans and nationals of former Soviet Union are able to apply under the requirements of the former Suspension of Deportation or Special Rule Cancellation of Removal.

Depending of the immigration history of each case, the person can submit its application with Asylum Office or with Immigration Court.

Guatemalans are eligible to apply for NACARA if they first entered the United States on or before October 1, 1990, and registered for ABC benefits on or before December 31, 1991


Asylum, Withholding of Removal, and CAT Relief

An applicant for asylum in United States must prove that:

  • •   he or she is unable or unwilling to return to the country of nationality or, if homeless, of last habitual residence, and is unable or unwilling to avail him- or herself of the protection of that country;
  • •   because of past persecution or a well-founded fear of future persecution;
  • •   on account of race, religion, nationality, political opinion, or membership in a particular social group; and
  • •   the applicant is discretionarily deserving of asylum relief.


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