I've had an asylum hearing before immigration court almost a year ago, everything went well. however, judge said he will mail the decision soon. it's been almost a year. how long can it take? is there a legal time to close the case?
That certainly sounds extremely long. If all of the testimony was taken and all the documentation was submitted and you were not scheduled for another hearing, and if the IJ said the decision will be mailed, than you or your representative should contact the IJ's clerk and follow up on this.
No, there is not. If the case has been pending for that long after a
final hearing then it is certainly worth bringing to the judge's
attention. If you are represented by an attorney, the attorney should
be addressing this for you. Otherwise I strongly suggest you retain
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