How long time does it take to get asylum? how much it does coast with a lawyer? can i take work permit when applying to asylum?

Asked almost 2 years ago - Brooklyn, NY

Syria MG

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  1. Dean P Murray

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    Answered . You MUST file for asylum within one year of entering the U.S. in order to have the best chance of success. In addition, this is one of the areas of immigration law where it is essential to retain an immigration lawyer. If your case is denied and you do not have valid status in the U.S., ICE will immediately initiate Removal proceedings. In addition, asylum has certain drawbacks to which a lawyer will sensitize you, e.g. you cannot return to your home country once you are granted asylum.

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  2. Gintare Grigaite

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    Answered . You must file for asylum within one year of entering the United States. The time frames for interviews and decisions vary, and so do attorney's fees. If you do not get any decision on your application, after 150 days, you may be eligible for work authorization. I highly recommend that you speak with an experienced immigration attorney about this process, because asylum cases are very complex.

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  3. Philip Alan Eichorn

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    Answered . Asylum filings must be done within one year of entering the U.S. The length of time to get your interview varies based on where you live and the decision time varies based on the same. Please talk with counsel about the filing itself, the process and employment authorization.

  4. Nicklaus James Misiti

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    Answered . 87% of asylum claims filed without an attorney are denied, so an attorney is very important. After 6 months you can obtain work authorization. My firm handles Syrian asylum claims in Brooklyn, for more information click the link below.
    Nicklaus Misiti
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