The Immigration and Nationality Act (INA) provides that the initial interview for asylum applications filed on or after April 1, 1997 (a year ago) should take place within 45 days after the date the application is filed, and a decision should be made on the asylum application within 180 days after the date of filing.
Here are some of the reasons that people file for asylum –
2. Their choice of religion
3. Being a member of a certain social group in their old country
4. Their political opinions.
There are more, of course, but the bottom line is that millions of people over the years have chosen the United States of America as a safe haven. If you or a loved one is seeking asylum in the Baltimore area please contact Maryland immigration attorney Briana Arnold. She will sit down with you and formulate a plan from her Baltimore office. Call (410) 484-1400.