USCIS Issues Delay Notice for Form I-589

USCIS has issued guidance regarding the ongoing processing delays the agency is experiencing for Form I-589, Application for Asylum and for Withholding of Removal. Because of the delays, applicants who have properly filed Form I-589 may not receive a receipt notice in a timely manner. The agency asks that people not submit multiple Forms I-589, as this further contributes to the processing delays.

The filing date will be the date that USCIS received the properly filed Form I-589, not the date it was processed, for the following:

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