By Julie Sparks in Asylum | on 2023-03-27 17:20:35
U.S. immigration law provides protection against deportation. The immigration Law helps individuals that suffer persecution in their native countries. The law allows those who have been given asylum a right to remain in the United States. Also, eventually find their way through the process to become lawful permanent residents or green cardholders. At J. Sparks Law, PLLC, we routinely help clients with the asylum application process, and we are ready to help you as well.
A supervisory asylum officer is an officer within the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) with heavy responsibilities, including the following:
Of all these responsibilities for a supervisory asylum officer, the most important that directly impacts your case is the oversight over the asylum officer’s disposition of a case.
A supervisory asylum officer has the responsibility to review the asylum officer’s decision. In order to make sure the decision is consistent with the law. This is particularly crucial where the asylum officer has denied an application. Consequently, the supervisory asylum officer can overrule the asylum officer’s decision and have the case approved.
Depending on the circumstances of the case, the supervisory asylum officer may refer the reached at his or her level to asylum division staff at USCIS headquarters in Washington for additional review. Therefore that staff may decide to approve or deny your application to an immigration court. The court must have jurisdiction over your area of residence. The final decision on your case will be revealed in about two weeks. Certainly, after an asylum officer interviewed you.
In conclusion, an experienced immigration lawyer knows what the law requires to have an asylum application properly filed and approved. We know the kind of things the asylum officers are looking for in an application. And also, what the officer will be looking at to affirm or reverse an asylum officer’s determination on your application.
If you are in the United States and are applying for asylum, contact our office today and schedule an appointment to discuss how we can help you.
Julie Sparks is Board-certified by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization in Immigration and Nationality Law, one of a few such attorneys in Texas. After 15 years of practice in this field, she has represented immigrants from more than 70 countries.
Ms. Sparks is a member of the Texas Bar Association and the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA). Julie has also been a featured speaker at Southwestern Law School and at the national 2015 AILA Fundamentals Conference.