Ok, so now I am really getting a little too paranoid, I had my affirmative asylum interview on the 13th of December 2010 and I still havent heard back from them. It says on the USCIS website in the asylum manual that it should take them around 60 days or so to come up with a decision but they obviously seem to be taking long. I can understand that the field office may have a lot on their plate but would you rather think that them taking more time is a good thing or a bad thing? Not that I have anything to hide, they could do security checks and what not but it does seem to me that my case may as well just be sitting on someones desk. And then I cant even get the USCIS call centre to get me the phone number to that office, say I have to send them a letter. Any thoughts people?
I went into Miami by the way......
I will try to tell you guys what the Officer told me at the end of my hearing (USCIS-Anaheim-California)
My interview was very long (4:30 minutes) However it was very calm and positive. The Officer said "I'm the Officer who will approve or deny your case, so if you don't lie to me, everything will be fine".
At the end of my hearing he asked me if I had any crimes back in my country and If I was involved in any kind of terrorism group.
I said "no".
Then he said "Ok, our interview is finished and I will send your case to Washington D.C. so they can do the background check back in Brazil".
The Officer asked me to sign a paper so they could mail the final decision. He also said "Don't worry! The agents in D.C. are very busy and it'll take over 2 months"
---> It's been 2 months and 15 days and I haven't gotten anything from them!
---> Does "background check" mean that my case was approved? Because from what I've been reading, usually a "denied letter" comes after 2 weeks and It doesnt take 2.5 months to say "NO", right?
The ones who were approved, could you please give me some hope?
Thank you so much