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Can an asylee get money transfers?

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I have a political asylum from China. My relative (living in China) is going to send me more than $200,000. Is it legal?

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There are money regulations on amounts that need to be declared. Depending on the purspose of the funds -- gift, business investment, etc. there may also be tax consequeneces which I do not want to advise you on.. Check with yuor bank and they shoudl be able to advise you. I assume you are talking about your receipt of the money not whether the relative in China may send the money.

Lynne R. Feldman, Attorney at Law
Concentrating in Immigration Law

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Former Adjunct Professor -- Immigration law
University of Illinois College of Law


that depends on the facts not in your post.

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Yes you may get money transfers and it should not matter if you are an asylee or not. Whether or not it's legal is another issue and depends on a lot of factors such as where the money is coming from, the amount, how the money was attained, and etc. You definitely need to consult with a bank and/or a tax attorney.

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