Thu, May 23, 2019

Asylum Seekers

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An application for asylum must include all factual basis for relief.  Did you know if you seek protection based on a protected ground and later, you amend your asylum, to include new factual grounds for basis of your fear, this application could be deemed untimely?  The Board of Immigration Appeals has just held, in Matter of M-A-F, 26 I&N Dec. 651 (BIA (2015) that any supplements or amendments to an asylum application which includes new factual basis for relief, would be deemed a  “new” application, and such application could be deemed untimely.  Thus, it is very imperative that you include all possible claims of your relief, when you file your initial application with the Asylum Office.  For assistance ensuring you have listed all claims of relief, seek the advice of an experienced, licensed attorney.

Helpful U.S. Immigration Links

Here you will find many helpful links to the U.S. Department of Homeland Security Citizenship & Immigration Services.