Original Date AnnouncedJanuary 26, 2018
USCIS announces it will interview the most recent affirmative asylum applicants first. This policy is intended to reduce incentives to file frivolous or non-meritorious asylum applications in order to obtain work authorization. Individuals not granted asylum will be promptly placed into removal proceedings. Obama administration had switched to processing claims based on date of filing to reduce the backlogs.
[ID #28]USCIS: Affirmative Asylum Interview Scheduling
Effective DateJanuary 29, 2018