I have been waiting for asylum interview for one year now. I am worried. Can somebody help?

Asked over 1 year ago - Bronx, NY

I applied in June 2012. Did finger print one month later. And no call for interview yet.

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  1. Alexander Joseph Segal

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    Answered . The two offices that serve NYC arrea had some difficult times. as a result some people ended up in a limbo and are waiting longer than usually. Hiring an immigration attorney would be a good idea. But then, it is a must if you are t have a chance in getting a positive result on an asylum claim.

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  2. Dinara Maylov

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    Answered . I agree. Immigration attorney can help a lot. For instance, they can contact an asylum office; use liaison service with their professional organization, write a letter of inquiry and in extreme situation, even bring in a legal action to force them schedule an interview.

  3. F. J. Capriotti III

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    Answered . I agree with my colleagues:

    1. It can take a long time
    2. You should meet with a lawyer .. a very small percent of asylum applicants that don't have lawyers are successful.

    Hopefully you've gotten your work permit by now.

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  4. Dean P Murray

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    Answered . Asylum is one area where I cannot envisage being successful without a lawyer. The odds of that are staggering.

    IMPORTANT: Mr. Murray's response is NOT legal advice and does NOT create an attorney-client relationship. You... more
  5. Danel Robert Spensieri

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    Answered . Contact your immigration attorney to follow up for you. If you dont have an attorney, you should get one to prepare you correctly. Everything you say at the interview will be recorded and it is really important to be accurate.

  6. Madhu Kalra

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    Answered . Consulting with an attorney will be useful.

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  7. J. Thomas Smith Ph.D.

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    Answered . Do consult with an experienced Immigration Attoeney.

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