Why does it take so long to schedule an asylum interview?

The simple answer is that the Department of Homeland Security is overwhelmed with asylum applications. As recently reported by the Washington Post, even asylum applicants fleeing the war in Syria are in legal limbo while they wait for more than a year and often longer for an interview. However, while they are waiting, asylum applicants can get permission to work after six months and can even take trips outside the U.S. in some cases.

If you need assistance applying for asylum, we welcome you to contact us for a consultation.

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