Still waiting for my asylum decision

7of9

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Quick question so after i got the approval they may change my ssn card? I mean same number but it has on top saying for only work authorization... etc are they gonna send me a new one that doesn’t say this words or no ill stuck with it?
Post approval, SSN doesn't change. Same number, but the card will say that you can work without restriction. I used to be an F1 student, my SSN card said I could work, only with approval. The card I got post approval didn't have that, but it was the same number. You have to go to the nearest Social Security Admin office to apply for a new card after you get your approval (it doesn't come from USCIS).
 
Hi everyone! I went to pick up my decision today after 2 weeks in NJ office. unfortunately, they didn't find me eligible for religion asylum and they deny it for lack of supporting details on my statement and credibility. however, they gave me 16 days to submit the rebuttal and new evidence. I'm in tremendous stress now and I'm starting losing it and I feel I lost everything and same time I can't live in my home country cuz of my religion. Please if you had or seen the same situation like this (16 days bonus) share with me and also if you think it's a good thing they gave me these days to resubmit again. and anyone who approved after second chance? thank you so much and really need your help pls. and btw I'm on opt status
 

7of9

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Hi everyone! I went to pick up my decision today after 2 weeks in NJ office. unfortunately, they didn't find me eligible for religion asylum and they deny it for lack of supporting details on my statement and credibility. however, they gave me 16 days to submit the rebuttal and new evidence. I'm in tremendous stress now and I'm starting losing it and I feel I lost everything and same time I can't live in my home country cuz of my religion. Please if you had or seen the same situation like this (16 days bonus) share with me and also if you think it's a good thing they gave me these days to resubmit again. and anyone who approved after second chance? thank you so much and really need your help pls. and btw I'm on opt status
Sorry to hear about the outcome.

I think you and your lawyer need to evaluate your case. I'm sure your current file is complete, but you need to make sure that every claim in that statement is backed by evidence. AOs work with evidence, the more evidence you give the better: For example, if you say that "in my country, there is discrimination of members of my religion," or that "members of my religion have been persecuted in my country"..etc, you need to show evidence for that. Where is the evidence? One of the easy sources to find evidence is the US State Department Human Right reports : https://www.state.gov/j/drl/rls/hrrpt/humanrightsreport/index.htm#wrapper. AOs love evidence gathered by their own friends over at the State Department.

Your task for you and your lawyer, is to create 'exhibits' of evidence for EVERY claim you make in your case. Even simple things like, "I'm a member of religion XYB" you need evidence to show the AO.

Good luck and tell us how it goes.
 
Sorry to hear about the outcome.

I think you and your lawyer need to evaluate your case. I'm sure your current file is complete, but you need to make sure that every claim in that statement is backed by evidence. AOs work with evidence, the more evidence you give the better: For example, if you say that "in my country, there is discrimination of members of my religion," or that "members of my religion have been persecuted in my country"..etc, you need to show evidence for that. Where is the evidence? One of the easy sources to find evidence is the US State Department Human Right reports : https://www.state.gov/j/drl/rls/hrrpt/humanrightsreport/index.htm#wrapper. AOs love evidence gathered by their own friends over at the State Department.

Your task for you and your lawyer, is to create 'exhibits' of evidence for EVERY claim you make in your case. Even simple things like, "I'm a member of religion XYB" you need evidence to show the AO.

Good luck and tell us how it goes.

Thank you so much for your reply. you have no idea every tiny info has been shared with me helps my mental state. After I found out about the deny today I passed out it was that hard for me, esp the fact they probably think I made up stuff cuz I didn't. Every single event in my statement happened to me. The main reason for deny that I understand now where my statement is really short and general and he wants more details about my story. the officer had the full picture about the danger I would face if I go back home, his problem was why I didn't have supporting materials in my statement which clearly it was my lawyer fault, he should've been warned me that my statement needs more supporting details.
 
Hey
I applied for gay asylum 2014.
I had my interview on August 6 2018 in Arlington VA office.After 4 years waiting .Everything was perfectly good( I hope so✌)
I waiting for decision almost 11 months
What you think it’s that normal?What is my options?My lawyer sent just one inquiry 5 months ago and the answer was “ decision is pending “.
Thanks
 

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