Political Asylum

USCIS to Provide Contract Interpreters for Asylum Interviews - Temporary Rule to Help Reduce Spread of COVID-19

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services  announced a temporary final rule to help prevent the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19) by using government-contracted telephonic interpreters for affirmative asylum interviews at no cost to the applicant.

Cuccinelli Statement on Supreme Court’s Decision Allowing Enforcement of the Asylum Rule

WASHINGTON—U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) Acting Director Ken Cuccinelli issued the following statement on the Supreme Court’s decision to permit the enforcement of the Trump Administration’s asylum rule requiring asylum seekers to seek protection in at least one third country they traveled through en route to the United States.

USCIS Proposes More Effective and Efficient Processing of Work Authorization Requests for Asylum Applicants

WASHINGTON—U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced a proposed regulation to improve the process for granting or denying an initial application for employment authorization documents (EADs) by reforming the current 30-day timeline pertaining to pending asylum applicants.

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Wanted to share that I had a trip with my mom to Europe back in September we both had RTD flew to Germany with delta and got stamped in less a minute by german passport control then we flew same day to Barcelona no problems at all then spent few days then flew to Athens and all went well they just checked at the gate took a look at out RTDs and look at the entry stamps and we spent few days in Athens everything was fine and then we flew to paris at the airport at athens while boarding the boarding agent checked our RTDs while boarding didn’t know what’s th

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Received asylum GC from TSC

Just received my green card based on asylum approved more than 1yr ago.

See below for my timeline. Feel free to ask me anything. Always happy to help out members of this forum.


# My timeline

- In status, H1B VISA approved in May 2014

- 06/19/2014 - Filed I-589 (Application for Asylum) in Jersey City, NJ

- 06/24/2014 - Received fingerprint notice

- 07/03/2014 - Fingerprint recorded at the USCIS Application Support Center in Elizabeth, NJ

- 07/09/2014 - Received interview notice

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