Planning for your children's future

Technical Assistance

Planning for your children's future

Figuring Out Health Insurance

Making Policy Public

Figuring Out Health Insurance

Making Change

City Studies

Making Change

Your School, Your Choice!

Making Policy Public

Your School, Your Choice!

Rent Regulation Rights

Making Policy Public

Rent Regulation Rights

Who Makes Bail?

Urban Investigations

Who Makes Bail?

Print What is asylum?

Tens of thousands of migrants arrive to the United States each year seeking protection from persecution in their native country. The US government is obliged to offer asylum to those who can prove they need protecting, allowing refugees to start a new life in the US. However, not everyone who is eligible for asylum ends up receiving it. The asylum process is often dangerously misunderstood, and false information is commonly provided to asylum seekers, jeopardizing their chance to receive relief. How does the asylum process work? Who can asylum seekers turn to for help?

CUP teamed up with The Bellevue/NYU Program for Survivors of Torture and design studio Bardo Industries to create What is Asylum?, a trilingual fold-out poster in English, Spanish, and French. The illustrated poster guides asylum seekers— many of whom have limited English and literacy skills— step-by-step through the difficult process of receiving asylum, and provides information about other resources they can turn to for assistance. 

Don't Get Iced

Public Access Design

Don't Get Iced

Show Me the Money!

City Studies

Show Me the Money!

Common Cents

City Studies

Common Cents

Store Stories

City Studies

Store Stories

Government in Plain Sight

City Studies

Government in Plain Sight

Bodega Down Bronx

Urban Investigations

Bodega Down Bronx

Stand Up to Clean Up!

Public Access Design

Stand Up to Clean Up!

The Newtown Creek BOA

Technical Assistance

The Newtown Creek BOA