In an unpublished asylum case, the Board of Immigration Appeals held that a foreign national could file for asylum despite an 18-year filing delay. Normally, asylum cases should be filed within one year after entry into the United States.
There are many exceptions to the filing deadline, however. At Blandon Law, we have also won cases long after the filing deadline. The longest delay was 16 years, based on the foreign national not even knowing she was Colombian until she tried to apply for a drivers license. Her parents brought her into the U.S. when she was less than one year old and did not tell her the truth.