Recently, I submitted an asylum application for the first time ever, and I put my husband in that application as a dependent. Unfortunately, we made a mistake and instead of submitting my i-589 for him, we filled out a new i-589 for my husband. Finally, all my documents were returned to us after one week without any rejection number with this note: this office cannot add the applicant as a dependent on the principal's application and vice versa because both husband and wife are applying under each other.
The question is: I don’t know how I should answer the question #1 in Part C: (Have you, your response, your child(ren), your parents or your siblings ever applied to the U.S. Government for refugee status, asylum, or withholding of removal?)
Should I check YES and explain the issue and the reason for that? Or it is not considering as an official application. Thanks.
The asylum process is very complicated and any mistake with this application could be fatal to the case, so you should personally consult with an attorney to review the case before filing the application.
You made a critical mistake that will affect your entire family asylum eligibility acting without a trained attorney. Do you think a remote Avvo legal opinion from anyone without working on the case would be suffcient to correct that?
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I would check yes but explain beneath the question. If your current status is that both of you have independent cases pending but you only wanted you to be the principal and your husband a dependent, you may need an attorney to work this out for you. It will be hard working with the Service Center...although your attorney should try...
Your attorney may have to work it out with the asylum office.
Former Asylum Officer for +- 10 years with US Immigration in the San Francisco Asylum Office. I represent asylum applicants in all 50 states. (408) 966-4140. Decided thousands of asylum cases on behalf of the US government. I am an expert in the US affirmative asylum system. I drafted the original Operations Instructions for the US Asylum Corps which became policy for all Asylum Offices in the US. IbrahimLawOffice.com. The information you obtain from this response is not legal advice and should not be relied upon as such. You should consult a qualified attorney for advice regarding your individual case and situation. This response does not create an attorney-client relationship of any kind.
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