What is the time limit for an immigration judge to hold an asylum case without decision?

Asked almost 3 years ago - San Antonio, TX

my asylum case has ended 60 days ago(finished all master and individual hearings) but I didn't receive any decision yet.

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  1. Scott D. Pollock

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    Answered . Judges have no time limits. Most want to process cases quickly, but some will hold onto decisions for extended periods due to workload or other factors. You don't describe your case, so we can't determine whether the delay may be to your benefit or detriment. In any event, if the immigration judge takes an inordinately long time, say a year or so, you could file a motion for decision. If the judge denies your application you can file an appeal to the Board of Immigration Appeals within 30 days of the decision. I recommend you consult with an experienced and reputable immigration attorney.

    Scott D. Pollock

  2. Suzan deSeguin-Hons


    Contributor Level 13

    Answered . There is no particular time limit. You should check with your attorney (if you had one) because the immigration court would mail the decision to your attorney. Best of luck!

    Colorado 303.442.8554/New Mexico 505.819.3303/ Ms DeSeguin’s statement is general in nature, is not intended as... more
  3. Neil Ian Fleischer


    Contributor Level 20

    Answered . It can take a long time. Consult a local attorney who knows the habits of theimmigration judges


    Neil I Fleischer (513) 977-4209 www.immigrate2usa.com Note: Neil Fleischer is an attorney licensed in the State... more

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