I hired a lawyer for asylum but now I'm out of status & they haven't yet submitted my application. How will that affect me?

Asked almost 2 years ago - Edmond, OK

Part of the delay is due to awaiting some important documents that will be attached at the time of filing as supporting evidence. How is my current status going to affect my case and what if the DHS tracked me down for deportation, what should I do?

Attorney answers (3)

  1. Carl Michael Shusterman

    Pro

    Contributor Level 20

    12

    Lawyers agree

    Answered . I agree with Atty Behar.

    (213) 394-4554 x0 Mr. Shusterman is a former INS Trial Attorney (1976-82) with over 35 years of immigration... more
  2. Giacomo Jacques Behar

    Pro

    Contributor Level 20

    3

    Lawyers agree

    Answered . Don't worry about it. The main thing is to submit an "approveable" application that is complete. If you are denied at the asylum office interview stage, you will the be "referred" to immigration court and will get a second chance to prove your case to a judge. It is oftentimes easier to win an asylum case in court, in font of the judge, than it is at the asylum office stage.
    Best of luck to you!

    Behar Intl. Counsel 619.234.5962 Kindly be advised that the answer above is only general in nature cannot be... more
  3. Nicklaus James Misiti

    Contributor Level 19

    3

    Lawyers agree

    Answered . Just make sure the applications is submitted within 1 year of entering the country.

    Legal disclaimer: The statement above is general in nature, as not all the facts are known. You should retain an... more

Can't find what you're looking for? Ask a Lawyer

Get free answers from experienced attorneys.

 

Ask now

29,994 answers this week

3,201 attorneys answering

Ask a Lawyer

Get answers from top-rated lawyers.

  • It's FREE
  • It's easy
  • It's anonymous

29,994 answers this week

3,201 attorneys answering