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  • Filing for asylum but don't want to put home address

    I live with family and if they found out I applied for asylum I would be in trouble. What can I do to fill in the 589 but not give my address and have things mailed to me by immigration. If i hire an attorney can I have all the mailing go to the...

    Carl’s Answer

    You should speak with your attorney about this. It is important not to give a false address.

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  • Is it right to go the immigration office asking where your case status is?

    because I am wondering how long its going to take to get scheduled for the interview

    Carl’s Answer

    You can make an InfoPass appointment if you wish.

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  • Change of address for political asylum case.

    Hello, I am a derivative for my wife's asylum case. Finally, I graduated my college and I am about to move with my wife. Do I have to notify USCIS about the change of my address since I have put different address when I applied as a derivative...

    Carl’s Answer

    No, because you are the derivative, only your wife needs to notify the Immigration Court if she changes her address.

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  • Can I withdrawal an asylum case either before or after the interview, because the sponsorship from a company?

    I am currently an International student on an F1 student visa studying Biomedical Engineering, I have two years until i graduate and I am submitting an asylum application very soon. I will still continue schooling within the next two years and pl...

    Carl’s Answer

    You are okay as long as your asylum application is now considered "frivolous".

    Please see

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  • Am I considered in a "lawful status" after denying my asylum application and being transferred to Immigration court?

    I currently hold a valid EAD and the clock is still running on my case until my individual hearing. I know that I do not have a valid non immigrant status, but do I have a lawful status?

    Carl’s Answer

    Yes, you are not accumulating "unlawful presence" for purposes of the 3 and 10 year bars.

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  • I am a Nepalese citizen, seeking an asylum. Can I still apply for TPS?

    My asylum case hasnt been decided yet. I am currently in status.

    Carl’s Answer

    Yes, you can apply for both asylum and for TPS.

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  • Greetings I have applied for asylum petition

    after I applied I got denied for petition as my marriage was not consummated !! I have married by proxy and i lived with her 1month then came to US after that How should i prove otherwise ? Thanks

    Carl’s Answer

    I am confused by your question. Did you apply for asylum or for a green card through marriage or both?

    Please see

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  • I am an asylum applicant and work permit status is " being produced" what does that mean?

    I have applied for an asylum through a lawyer 6 months ago and my work permit status finally has changed to "being produced" so what does that mean? when will I receive my work permit in mail?

    Carl’s Answer

    Being produced means that the USCIS has approved your request for a work permit and your EAD is "being produced". You should received your card within the next few days.

    Congratulations!

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  • Updates on pending asylum cases?

    Hi all, I heard USCIS has hired and trained numerous officer to process the pending cases. They are prioritizing the pending cases first and so on, if it is true. Is there any update related to the pending asylum cases? My case is pending ...

    Carl’s Answer

    USCIS has started to hire new asylum examiners. However, without more facts, I would only be guessing as to why they are holding your case for additional review.

    Please see

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  • Why is our asylum interview so late ?

    my family applied for an asylum at sep2013 , they didn't send me my interview date yet. i'm senior this year 2015 and i'll be applying to college. am i going to be granted in state tuition. and if not am i eligible for any scholar ships or financi...

    Carl’s Answer

    This is typical. Asylum interviews are backlogged for years. Please see below.

    As far as your questions about your education, each state and many universities have their own rules.

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