Davis & Associates Is Preparing Clients for Changes to Asylum Interview

Davis & Associates is preparing clients for recent changes to the application and interview process for pending political asylum cases.

Until recently, the oldest political asylum applications were processed first, causing some cases to remain pending for up to a year before the applicant was ever able to schedule an interview with The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS).

This allowed immigration lawyers to work asylum cases in strategic stages and applicants were permitted to find work during the processing time; it also caused the backlog to grow exponentially and permitted potential fraud and abuse of the system.

To combat these issues, on January 31, 2018, USCIS announced a plan to address the growing backlog for political asylum applications.

According to USCIS, moving forward, all affirmative asylum interviews for recent applicants will be scheduled ahead of interviews for applicants of older filings, making sure to follow these three priorities:

First priority: Applicants who had previously scheduled interviews that needed to be rescheduled due to applicant request or USCIS needs

Second priority: Applications that have been pending 21 days or less

Third priority: All other pending applications starting with the newer filings and working backward

To adapt to these changes, Davis & Associates is helping clients file complete asylum cases. This includes all evidence, legal arguments and country conditions contained within the initial filing. They are also preparing clients for the upcoming interview, to facilitate a positive outcome.

Interviews will be conducted and cases will be processed as quickly as the new system will allow. It is of the utmost importance that new applicants receive legal assistance from an experienced political asylum attorney to ensure that the process proceeds smoothly.

If you have applied for asylum in the past and have any questions about the new interview schedule or want advice on how to proceed with your pending case, contact Davis & Associates today by scheduling a free initial consultation.

About Davis & Associates:

 Davis & Associates is the immigration law firm of choice in North Texas including Dallas, Fort Worth, Plano, Frisco, McKinney and the surrounding areas. Their attorneys provide expert legal counsel for all aspects of immigration law, including deportation defense, writs of habeas corpus and mandamus, family immigrationbusiness immigration, investment immigration, employer compliance, temporary visas for work and college, permanent residence, naturalization, consular visa processing, waivers, and appeals. Lead attorney, Garry L. Davis, is Board Certified in Immigration and Nationality Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization.

For more information, please visit the website at https://gldlaw.com/

Contact Info:
Davis & Associates
Address: 17750 Preston Road Dallas, TX 75252
Phone: (214) 999-1942


Interested in Joining

the Team at Davis & Associates?

We are always looking for motivated individuals who are sympathetic and can relate to the needs of the immigrant community in the US to add to our Dallas & Fort Worth Immigration Attorney Team.

An Experience That Allows You Piece of Mind


    Our practice is focused exclusively on providing immigration legal services of the highest quality & commitment.


    Our clients range from individuals and families to mid-size corporations throughout Texas and beyond.


    Our team of immigration lawyers in Texas is prepared to fight for you and your family.


    Our mission is to provide the most competent U.S. Immigration counsel available at the best possible rate.

The Davis & Associates Houston Team

Attorneys Who Walk Their Clients to Solutions
  • Garry Davis
  • Michael J. Spychalski
  • Beatriz Godoy
  • Leslie Youssef
  • Brenda Garcia
  • Kaitlyn Bailey
  • Diana Dominguez
  • Garry Davis Garry Davis

    Founding Attorney

    Board Certified by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization, immigration attorney Garry Davis practices immigration law ...
    Garry  Davis Photo
  • Michael J. Spychalski Michael J. Spychalski

    Lead Attorney

    Mr. Spychalski was born and raised in Michigan City, Indiana. In 1999, he received his Bachelor of Science degree majoring in ...
    Michael J.  Spychalski Photo
  • Beatriz Godoy Beatriz Godoy

    Senior Attorney

    Beatriz was born in 1979 in Hialeah, Florida, and graduated from Monsignor Edward Pace High School in 1997. She received a ...
    Beatriz  Godoy Photo
  • Leslie Youssef Leslie Youssef

    Senior Attorney

    Ms. Youssef has been practicing immigration law since she graduated from law school in 2004. She started her career in a ...
    Leslie  Youssef Photo
  • Brenda Garcia Brenda Garcia


    Brenda Garcia is an Associate in the Dallas office of Davis & Associates. She maintains a diverse immigration practice ...
    Brenda  Garcia Photo
  • Kaitlyn Bailey Kaitlyn Bailey


    Kaitlyn Bailey is a native Texan and a proud Houstonian. She received her B.A. in English Literature from Concordia ...
    Kaitlyn  Bailey Photo
  • Diana Dominguez Diana Dominguez


    Diana Dominguez is an Associate Attorney in the Houston office of Davis & Associates. Diana is licensed in the state of Texas ...
    Diana  Dominguez Photo

Don't Experiment with Your Future

Contact Us For Your Free Consultation
  • Please enter your first name.
  • Please enter your last name.
  • Please enter your phone number.
    This isn't a valid phone number.
  • Please enter your email address.
    This isn't a valid email address.
  • Please select an office location.
  • Please make a selection.
  • Please enter a message.