Asylum is very complicated process. It is complicated conceptually, practically, evidentiary and procedurally. It is especially complicated before an immigration court.
Removal proceedings is exceptionally complex administrative process, which requires good knowledge, understanding and command of the one of the most complex parts of the interplay between INA, Federal Regulations, and Administrative and Judicial precedents. Self-representing in such a forum is unwise at least and often outright reckless.
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Probably the best thing you can do is hire an experienced immigration attorney who has done asylum cases. He/she can visit the asylum office and make inquiries on your behalf.
Hire a LOCAL immigration lawyer experienced in asylum law to try to salvage your case before it's too late.
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