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How long does one have to wait for an immigration Judge decision on an defensive asylum case?

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I am an asylum applicant with a pending defensive asylum case. I have received a notice to appear in front of an immigration court. How long does the Immigration Judge take to give a decision? Is it the same day?
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Answered on Oct 08th, 2017 at 5:51 PM

Assuming that your appearance is for a master calendar hearing and not for a final merits hearing and depending upon whether your case is one of the "surge" cases that the government is interested in finishing immediately, your case could take anywhere from six months to four years for the immigration judge to hear the case and make a decision. I assume that you will be continuing your asylum claim in front of the court.Due to the limitations of the Forums, Alan Lee, Esq.'s (the "Firm") participation in responding to questions posted herein does not constitute legal advice, nor legal representation of the person or entity posting a question. No Attorney/Client relationship is or shall be construed to be created hereby. The information provided herein by the Firm is general, and requires that the poster obtain specific legal advice from an attorney. The poster shall not rely upon the information provided herein as legal advice nor as the basis for making any decisions of legal consequence.


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