In 2013, two hundred and fifty percent (250%) more people asked for asylum after crossing the border than in 2012. This put a huge strain on the Dept. of Homeland Security. Asylum officers were asked to conduct interviews day after day to find out if these foreigners had a believable (credible) fear of returning to their countries. Of course, most did.
As a result, these thousands of foreigners had their cases heard A SECOND TIME by Immigration Judges. Lots of money lost paying salaries to Asylum Officers.
This year, the Dept. of Homeland Security responded by changing the training lessons for these officers. Now, before foreigners are allowed to stay in the U.S. and prove their case in court they will need to show Asylum Officers that they have a "substantial and realistic possibility of succeeding" in Court. Even foreigners who are realistically afraid to return to their countries will be returned.
An experienced asylum attorney, like those at Blandon Law in Broward County, Florida, will provide the Asylum Officer with substantial country information. This research is obtained from the internet and from our hundreds of asylum clients throughout the world.
If your relative or friend is detained, please call (954) 385-0157 before the Asylum Officer interview.