As part of USCIS’s move towards online application filing, the agency announced that Form I-589, Application for Asylum and Withholding of Removal, will be available for online filing for affirmative asylum applicants. Applicants may continue to file paper applications via mail. The agency is expected to increase online filing across the board. In FY 2021, USCIS reported that more than 1.21 million applications, petitions, and requests were filed online, reflecting a 2.3% increase from the 1.18 million filed in FY 2020.
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