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USCIS announces new Affirmative Asylum priorities

On January 29th, 2018, USCIS announced their new priorities for scheduling Affirmative Asylum interviews.

According to the announcement, “USCIS will now schedule asylum interviews in the following order of priority:

  • First priority: Applications that were scheduled for an interview, but the interview had to be rescheduled at the applicant’s request or the needs of USCIS.
  • Second priority: Applications that have been pending 21 days or less.
  • Third priority: All other pending affirmative asylum applications will be scheduled for interviews starting with newer filings and working back towards older filings”

Unfortunately, this means that those who have been waiting years for their interviews will need to wait longer. We pray that USCIS can hire more officers and adjudicate these applications quickly. Being stuck in limbo wreaks havoc on families.

No DACA deal in sight

Despite the government shutdown, and the threats by democrats not to pass a spending bill that didn’t deal with the DACA problem, congress passed a spending bill, and the government was reopen.

DACA recipients still await their fate as their issue has now become a political bargaining chip with deal in sight.

Read more: https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-01-25/trump-would-double-daca-to-1-8-million-give-path-to-citizenship

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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Deferred_Action_for_Childhood_Arrivals

 

Top 3 Immigration Lawyer

For the third year in a row, attorney Ammar Alo has been named as one of the Top 3 Immigration Attorneys in Toledo.

In a statement released on his Facebook profile, attorney Alo said:

I work hard to make sure every case is handled in a professional manner and with the utmost care.

I take pride in my work, and strive to give my clients my uninterrupted attention.

A big Thank You to all my clients who have valued my work and took time to rate my services. This would not have been possible without you.

Click the link for more details: https://threebestrated.com/immigration-lawyers-in-toledo-oh

Asylum Approval

After over three years of patiently waiting, another client has finally been approved for Asylum.

For those who are unfamiliar, having your Asylum case approved is a life changing event. Gone are the worries of being sent back to an oppressive regime, where you will likely be killed. Gone are the nightmares of the torture and abuse that you underwent. Now the healing begins, and the future begins to look brighter.

We sincerely hope and pray that all those seeking asylum are processed, interviewed, and given decisions in a timely matter.

USCIS Work Authorization Document and Social Security Number

Some welcome news from USCIS. You can now have your Social Security Card delivered automatically when your EAD is approved.

You no longer have to go to the Social Security Administration office to apply for a number. This is great news and helps streamline the process for new SSA applicants.

https://www.uscis.gov/news/news-releases/new-uscis-form-streamlines-process-obtain-work-authorization-document-and-social-security-number-simultaneously