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Asylum has been pending

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My asylum case is currently pending. I had submitted new evidences on February after a NOID (Notice of Intent to Deny) was given. It has been 4 months as well. I am on OPT status after graduating from college. My OPT expires this July and in order to be in status I am planning to join grad school. If the Asylum case gets pending this way, Would I be able to cancel the asylum request? Because I am already on F1 status.

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Applying for asylum and responding to NOIDs without an attorney is not a bright idea. There is a 19% approval rate for affirmative asylum application stemming from the Newark branch. You should consider consulting with an attorney.

Withdrawing your application may/may not be a good idea. It depends on your asylum claim. You are permanently barred from any type of visa/visa eligibility if your case is deemed frivolous. Withdrawing your case may raise a red flag as to whether your case was real or fake. If your claim wasn't frivolous and just merely non-meritorious, your withdraw should not have an adverse affect. Nonetheless, you should still consider speaking with an attorney.

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I agree with my colleague. An asylum application is something that should be done with an immigration attorney. Canceling an asylum request is usually not a good decision unless there are compelling facts. need more information. Consult an experienced immigration attorney as soon as possible.


Asylum applications are so serious that you should always use an attorney. Lawyers have faced jail time for filing frivolous asylum applications. The chance of obtaining asylum with a lawyer is slim, and even slimmer without one.

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