I'm a female immigrant. I did my asylum interview after around 4 weeks from filing the application and in the interview they asked me to come in two weeks so I collect my result as my visa were already expired. My attorney was very optimistic about the case and gave me big hope that i will be granted asylum from the interview. I had been refereed to court. My master hearing is three weeks from the referring decision. But the judge i'm suppose to be under is being transfered to a different state and my attorney doesn't know who is my new judge yet. My attorney is not giving me hope that my court will be soon, saying if I'm lucky it will be end of 2011 if not beginning of 2012. He is really good and big % of people thinks he is the best and I actually came to his office recommended by a friend in the 1st place. I don't blame him for the result we ended with but now I feel hesitated to take it further with him. It is a new contract and lots of money tho. I'm just not sure if i should trust him or not, specially now things went to court. The other thing, does any one have an estimation really about when my court will be? especially my master hearing came fast compared to other people i heard about having my same situation? Is it really going to be that far? The asylum hotline advised me that i can only get sort of financial support after granted asylum. Does any one think I can get any kind of a such while case pending?