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Important note: Although courts may be closed or accepting limited cases due to COVID-19, there should still be a way to file for a protection order and other emergency relief. See our Frequently Asked Questions Involving Courts and COVID-19, or call your local courthouse for more details.

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Immigration

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Updated: 
March 25, 2019

Refugee Status

If you are a non-U.S. citizen living outside of the U.S. and you are afraid to return to your home country due to a fear of mistreatment/abuse (persecution), you might be eligible for refugee status, which would allow you to come to the U.S. legally.