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Legal entry refers to the process that most visitors and foreign workers go through while entering the United States through official borders
If you talked with someone at the U.S. border, or in customs at your arriving U.S. airport, and you are legally admitted into the United States with any Nonimmigrant Status (for example, B-2 for tourism), this will be your asylum process. The law requires you to apply for asylum within one year of legally entering the country, unless you can demonstrate: altered circumstances that directly affect your eligibility for asylum; or, that your delay in applying was caused by unusual or exceptional circumstances; and, that you filed in a reasonable time considering those unusual or exceptional circumstances. But, USCIS has adopted a policy of allowing the one-year deadline to start running at the expiration of your lawful status (the day your Nonimmigrant status expires). Applying for asylum starts by submitting a complex paper application, an I-589, with supporting evidence. Then, shortly after (USCIS tries to do this within 21 days), you will be scheduled for an Asylum Interview, in the not too distant future. At this interview you will have to convince an asylum officer that you are eligible for asylum.
Within 14 days of your interview, you should get a decision on whether you have been given asylum. If your asylum case is “granted,” a piece of paper will tell you that you have been given “recommended approval” for asylum. Congratulations! This means you have obtained asylum, but that USCIS has to verify your identity and perform some background checks on you, before giving you final approval.
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Such a change in the schedule of interviews will make it possible to weed out those applicants who use groundless statements and try to use this process solely to obtain a work permit and will enable the USCIS to immediately identify such persons and begin the process of their deportation. In reality, the new Priority will allow the USCIS to make decisions on qualified asylum seekers more quickly and efficiently.
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