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Central American mother with her child after being released from detention

What is asylum? Who are asylum seekers? Test your knowledge.

Seeking asylum is legal, but turning away asylum seekers is not. Take our quiz to get the facts on what’s happening at the U.S.-Mexico border and beyond.

ArticleAugust 23, 2019
Oprah Winfrey with IRC staff Camille André and Hope Arcuri in Phoenix. Ariz.

Oprah's Book Club: Seeking asylum in the United States—a reading list

As Oprah Winfrey spotlights the plight of people seeking asylum on Oprah's Book Club, we've created a reading list to help you better understand what's happening at the U.S.-Mexico border and what you can do to help.

ArticleMarch 6, 2020

What asylum seekers ask when they are released from U.S. detention

Imagine you are a Central American mother detained for days by the U.S. border patrol after a desperate journey to flee violence at home. Suddenly you are released. What happens next?

ArticleJuly 3, 2019