Asylum -- Request during removal proceedings
The National Customer Service Center, accessible at (800) 375-5283, provides automated and live information to customers who want to learn about immigration services and benefits. The line may also be accessed in Spanish, and a TTY number is available, as well. Outside the United States, customers can call (785) 330-1048 to check the status of their cases. Only automated help is provided at this number.
Designation of "Foreign Terrorist Organization" for Purposes of the Immigration and Naturalization Act
The Immigration and Naturalization Act (INA) provides that an alien is inadmissible to the United States if he or she is a representative of a "foreign terrorist organization." It also provides that an alien in the United States may be removed if he or she engages in terrorist activity. Section 219 of the INA sets the guidelines for the circumstances under which the U.S. Secretary of State can declare an organization a foreign terrorist organization.
Alien travelers wishing to enter the United States on a temporary basis must obtain visas, which entitle them to present themselves at an U.S. port-of-entry and to request admission to the country. If they are transporting cargo in the stream of international commerce, commercial truck drivers may be eligible for a travel visa for a business traveler, known as a B-1 visa.
Representatives to certain international organizations may qualify for G visas to permit them and their families to travel to the United States to pursue their official duties. However, G visas are restricted to a narrow class of aliens.