Skip to Main Content

Immigration to Louisiana and the United States: Asylum

A guide designed to provide legal resources on United States immigration law and various related topics such as naturalization and asylum.

Your Library

If you can't find what you need, we invite you to call us at (504) 310-2400 or toll free (800) 820-3038 (Louisiana only) or email us at If you are seeking legal advice, you can also visit the Find Legal Representation and Advice page.


Haz clic para ver esta página en español/Click here to view this page in Spanish.


  • Asylum ( The official website of the US Citizenship and Immigration Services for information on asylum in the US and how to get it.
  • Resources from the Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR) (U.S. Department of Health & Human Services): A page with some informational resources about ORR, the organization that helps refugees after they have arrived in the US.
  • Catholic Charities Archdiocese of New Orleans (CCANO): Visit their website or call (504) 310-6938 to learn about the services and workshops they offer for immigrants--they offer many, including opportunities to receive legal advice and classes to learn English as a second language.
  • Citizenship Workshops (Louisiana Organization for Refugees and Immigrants) (Sitio de web en inglés): A Baton Rouge-based organization that offers workshops to help applicants for citizenship improve their chances of being accepted.

Digital Resources

  • Finding Country Conditions Evidence for Asylum and Fear-of-Return Immigration Cases (Center for Gender and Refugee Studies): A manual for pro se (without a lawyer) asylum seekers on how to identify conditions in their countries that may serve as evidence that they should be granted asylum.
  • Resources for Asylum Seekers (Asylum Seeker Advocacy Project): A collection of digital resources created by ASAP for asylum seekers.
  • Asylum (Immigrant Legal Resource Center): The ILRC provides practice manuals and digital resources on various immigration-related topics, and this page provides resources on asylum.
  • Resources from NIPNLG (National Immigration Project): Resources made by an organization of lawyers working to protect the rights of immigrants. In the middle where it says "Issue," you can filter for resources related to asylum. They offer informative graphics, seminar recordings, and more.
  • Immigration & Asylum Law: A Beginner's Guide (Library of Congress): A Library of Congress guide to federal laws, textbooks, and manuals that all discuss immigration and asylum law.

Books at the Law Library