In recent years, the number of asylum seekers in the U.S. has increased dramatically. Currently, there are more than 325,000 affirmative asylum cases pending decisions. Because of the high number of asylum seekers applying for protection in the U.S., the current administration has made policy changes and implemented new requirements for asylum, which has, in many cases, made it more difficult to win asylum cases. In addition, the growing backlog of cases has increased wait times for asylum interviews to several years – in some cases, asylum applicants are waiting five years for their first interview.
If you fear persecution in your home country and are considering applying for asylum in the U.S., we urge you to seek legal representation because asylum is one of the most confusing and difficult areas of immigration law at present. Our expert team of immigration attorneys and country conditions specialists are ready to help you win your asylum case so that you and your family may remain safely in the U.S. However, if you are not able to afford legal representation, please visit the following link to locate a local pro bono organization that may be able to handle your asylum case for free.