NEW ASYLUM PROCEDURES CREATE CHALLENGES AND OPPORTUNITIES
Beginning on January 29, 2018, USCIS changed its scheduling policy for asylum applicants. Previously, USCIS would schedule asylum interviews first for those that had been waiting the longest. With more asylum applications being filed than USCIS could handle, this created a waiting period that quickly grew to two, three or even five years, depending on […]
WHY ARE SO MANY PEOPLE FLEEING VENEZUELA?
Beginning on January 29, 2018, USCIS changed its scheduling policy for asylum applicants. For a country with a population of around 32 million, it has been estimated that as many as four million have fled Venezuela during recent years. Why is this? What is causing so many people to abandon the country they were born […]
IMPORTANT CHANGE IN ASYLUM INTERVIEW SCHEDULING EFFECTIVE JANUARY 29, 2018
Starting on January 29, 2018, USCIS is changing its procedures for scheduling asylum interviews. The first priority for new appointments will be those that have had an interview scheduled in the past and have had to reschedule their interview for any reason. The second priority will be those that have filed for asylum in the […]