Davis & Associates is preparing clients for recent changes to the application and interview process for pending political asylum cases.
Until recently, the oldest political asylum applications were processed first, causing some cases to remain pending for up to a year before the applicant was ever able to schedule an interview with The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS).
This allowed immigration lawyers to work asylum cases in strategic stages and applicants were permitted to find work during the processing time; it also caused the backlog to grow exponentially and permitted potential fraud and abuse of the system.
To combat these issues, on January 31, 2018, USCIS announced a plan to address the growing backlog for political asylum applications.
According to USCIS, moving forward, all affirmative asylum interviews for recent applicants will be scheduled ahead of interviews for applicants of older filings, making sure to follow these three priorities:
First priority: Applicants who had previously scheduled interviews that needed to be rescheduled due to applicant request or USCIS needs
Second priority: Applications that have been pending 21 days or less
Third priority: All other pending applications starting with the newer filings and working backward
To adapt to these changes, Davis & Associates is helping clients file complete asylum cases. This includes all evidence, legal arguments and country conditions contained within the initial filing. They are also preparing clients for the upcoming interview, to facilitate a positive outcome.
Interviews will be conducted and cases will be processed as quickly as the new system will allow. It is of the utmost importance that new applicants receive legal assistance from an experienced political asylum attorney to ensure that the process proceeds smoothly.
If you have applied for asylum in the past and have any questions about the new interview schedule or want advice on how to proceed with your pending case, contact Davis & Associates today by scheduling a free initial consultation.
About Davis & Associates:
Davis & Associates is the immigration law firm of choice in North Texas including Dallas, Fort Worth, Plano, Frisco, McKinney and the surrounding areas. Their attorneys provide expert legal counsel for all aspects of immigration law, including deportation defense, writs of habeas corpus and mandamus, family immigration, business immigration, investment immigration, employer compliance, temporary visas for work and college, permanent residence, naturalization, consular visa processing, waivers, and appeals. Lead attorney, Garry L. Davis, is Board Certified in Immigration and Nationality Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization.
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