The Asylumist is a blog about political asylum in the United States. We hope it will serve as a forum for discussion about the law, policy, and politics of asylum. We hope to hear from different people involved in the asylum process: asylum seekers, lawyers and advocates, academics, policy-types, health professionals, and activists. We hope this website contributes to a better understanding of the asylum system in the United States.
For some basic information about asylum, see this posting from Human Rights First.
Another good starting point is the website for USCIS, the United States Citizenship and Immigration Service.