BASARILI BIR ILTICA GORUSMESI SAHIP OLMANIN ILK ON YOLU 

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01 GORUSME ONCESI–  BEYANNAME VE BASVURUYU INCELEYIN Bildirinizi ve basvurunuzu gonderdikten bir sure sonra ve iltica gorusmenizden bir iki hafta once gozden gecirin. Herhangi bir hatayı daha iyi yakalayabilir ve eklenmesi gereken onemli ayrıntıları atlayıp atlamadıgınızı fark edebilirsiniz.

02 GORUSME ONCESI- GORUSME ICIN HAZIRLIKBaşvuruyu tamamen gözden geçirin ve avukatınızla, yakın aile bireylerinizle veya arkadaşlarınızla hikayenizin ayrıntılarını inceleyin. Hafızanızı yenilemeye çalışın.

03 GORUSME ONCESI- CEVIRMENINIZ HAZIR OLSUNCevirmen konusunda hazırlıklı olun. Güvende olmak sonradan uzulmekten iyidir.

04 GORUSME ONCESI- KENDINIZE IYI BAKIN VE GORUSMEYE BUYUK BIR SINAV GIBI HAZIRLANINGorusmeden onceki gece iyi uyuyun. Gorusmeye gitmeden once yemeginizi yiyin, ac gitmeyin. Iltica gorusmeleri yarım saat hatta uc saat surebilir. Bu yogun durum için yeterli enerjiye sahip olmanız gerekir. 

05 GORUSME ONCESI- SABAH ERKEN SAATTE OLABILECEK GORUSME ICIN HAZIRLIKLI OLUNGorusme sabahın erken saatlerinde ise ve sabahın erken saatlerinde uyanmaya alısık degilseniz, gorusmenin yapılacagı gunden birkaç gun oncesinde kendinizi erken uyanmaya hazırlayın. Gorusmenin yapıldıgı gun kendinize, elinizden gelenin en iyisini yapabilmeniz icin beyninizi uyandıracak (birisiyle konusmak, kahve icmek vb.) yeterli zamanı tanıdığınızdan emin olun.

06 GORUSME ONCESI-GORUSMENIN YAPILACAGI YERE GORUSME GUNUNDEN BIR YA DA IKI GUN EVVEL GIDIP, YERI OGRENIN.

Bu, size gorusme yerine ne kadar surede varacagınız ve karşılasabileceginiz herhangi bir zorluk konusunda bilgi verir. Gorusme yerine erken saatte varmayı planlayın.

 07 GORUSME SIRASINDA-EK DELILLERI VE DUZELTMELERI YANINIZDA GETIRIN

Yeni deliller, yeni destekleyici belgeler, yeni makaleler ve basvurunuza veya bildiriminize iliskin düzenlemeler varsa getirin.

 08 GORUSME SIRASINDA- ILTICA MEMURU ILE BAGLANTI KURMAYA CALISINIltica basvurusu hikayenizi ve nedenlerinizi anlaması icin iltica memuru ile baglantı kurmaya calısın. Bircok iltica memuru, gorusme sırasında not alır. Bu durumdan rahatsız olup, dikkatinizi dağıtmayın, sadece mülakata odaklanıp, sorulara cevap vermeye çalışın. 

09 GORUSME SIRASINDA- ILTICA TALEBINIZ ICIN IKI YA DA UC   ANAHTAR TEMAYI GUNDEME GETIRINArkanıza yaslanın ve neden iltica talebinde bulunduğunuz ile ilgili iki ya da uc temel noktayı dusunun. Gorusme boyunca ve ozellikle basında ve sonunda bu iki ila uc anahtar temayı tekrarlamayı unutmayın. 

10 GORUSME SIRASINDA- DUYGULARINIZI GOSTERIN  Aglayabilir ve duygularınızı belli edebilirsiniz. Sıgınma talebinizin dogrulugunu gosterecek herhangi bir duygu, korku veya dusunceyi ifade etmekten cekinmeyin.

RUBY POWERS Bir Meksikalı goçmen cocugu olan Powers, daha sonra bir Turk gocmenle evlenerek, uluslararası bir hayata yoneldi.
Belcika, Meksika, Turkiye, Ispanya ve Birlesik Arap Emirlikleri gibi ulkelerde yasamıs ve okumus olan Powers, Ispanyolca, Fransızca ve cok az Turkce bilmektedir. Gocmenlere yonelik kulturel hassasiyeti ve ilgisinin hizmet ve adalet tutkusu ile birlesmesiyle, Powers hukuk alanında kendini Gocmenlik Hukuk’una  adamıstır.


GOCMENLIK BUROSUNA YAPILAN ILTICA BASVURULARI ICIN GUNCEL ZAMAN CIZELGESI

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Aralık 2017

Iltica Gocmenlik Avukatı Ruby L. Powers

Kurul Onaylı gocmenlik avukatı olarak, dokuz yıldan fazla suredir, aralıksız olarak iltica davaları uzerine sadece gocmenlik hukuku alanında hizmet vermekteyim. Affirmative (Multeci bürosuna yapılan iltica) ve Defensive (Mahkeme yoluyla olan iltica) Iltica alanlarında bir hukuk ogrencisi olarak multeci hukugu kliniginde baslayan ve yıllardır devam eden calısmalarımdan dolayı, 18’den fazla ulkeden gelen muvekkillerimin iltica basvuruları yuksek oranda onaylanmıştır. Firmamın Amerika Birlesik Devletleri’nin her tarafında musterileri bulunmakta olup, yardımcılarım ve ben ülke genelinde gocmenlik burolarına gitmekteyiz.

Affirmative (gocmenlik burosuna yapılan) iltica başvurularında surec her zaman yogunluk ve talebe baglı olarak burodan buroya gore farklılık gostermektedir.Birkac yıl once, gorusmeler yalnızca uç veya dort ay ıcerisinde olup, hatta muvekillerin calısma onayı gelmeden once, karar belli olurdu.

Birlesik Devletler’de, iltica basvurusunda bulunanın nerede yasadıgına baglı olarak, iltica dosyasının hangi gocmenlik burosunda isleme konulucagına karar verilir. USCIS internet sitesinde Gocmenlik Buro Yerleskeleri (Asylum Office Locator) bu baglamda bir kaynaktır.

Basvurunun affirmative (Gocmenlik burosuna yapılan iltica) ya da Defensive (mahkeme yoluyla iltica) olması bir diger onemli faktordur. Affirmative Iltica gocmenlik burosu memuru tarafından iltica ofisinde yapılır. Gorusme genellikle bir memur, sıgınmacı ve avukatı ve gerekirse tercumanın hazır oldugu bir ofiste gerceklesir.

Defensive Iltica (mahkeme yoluyla) kisinin gocmenlik mahkemesi yargılaması altında magduriyetinin giderilmesi basvurusudur. Bu iltica bicimi, davanızı gocmen mahkemesinde gocmenlik hakimi onunde kanıtlamakla kalmayıp aynı zamanda davanın esası hakkındaki dava vekili tarafından herhangi bir muhalefetin ustesinden gelmek zorunda kalacagınızdan dolayı. daha zor olabilir.

Affirmative iltica surecindeki gorusme zamanını beklemek surecin bir kısmı olup, diger onemli nokta ise gorusme sonrasında, gocmenlik burosu, ulke, dosyanın icerigi ve guvenlik arastırmalarını kapsayan pek cok faktore baglı olarak alınan kararın beklenmesidir. Pek cok basvuru sahibi sadece gorusmeyi beklemeye odaklanır, ancak karar surecinin de zaman alacagının farkında olmak zorundadırlar.

Sıgınma talebinde bulunanlara, gorusme icin surecin ne kadar surecegi konusunda bir fikir vermek icin, tecrubelerime dayanarak asagıdaki bilgileri verebilirim. Firmam bu yıl iltica konusunda oldukca yogun bir hizmet sunmus olup, bu konuda paylasacagım cok fazla bilgi bulunmaktadır:

Birleşik Devletler’deki Affirmative sıgınma davaları icin 3 farklı islem sureci vardır.   Olagan surec, cagrı listesine eklenme ve hızlandırılmıs talep. ·

  • Olagan Iltıca Sureci: Iltica ofisine baglı olarak, Olagan Iltica İslem sureleri konusunda USCIS internet sitesinde Affirmative Asylum Scheduling Bulletin baslıgı altında bilgi alabilirsiniz. Bu bulten %100 dogru olmamakla birlikte farklı ofislerin islem sureleri hakkında daha iyi bilgi verebilir. Ornegin, bultende Houston ofisinde (Texas, New Mexico ve Oklohama eyaletlerini kapsıyan) gorusme suresinin 3 yıldan biraz fazla bir zaman aldıgı gorulmektedir. New Orleans ofisinde iki bucuk yıldan az bir sure almaktadır. ·
  • Cagrı Listesi: En az 5 iltica ofisi ile olan iletisim ve deneyimlerime dayanarak, her bir ofis de cagrı listesine eklenme islemi vardır. Bu liste, temel olarak iltica basvurusunda bulunmus birinin uzun suredir beklenen sıgınma gorusmesini iptal etmesi veya yeniden planlaması durumunda olur; ofis bu boşlugu doldurmak ister. Iltica basvurusu yapan pek cok kisi, gorusme gununu sabırsızlıkla beklediklerinden dolayı bir bosluk oldugunda cagrı listesine eklenmek icin gocmenlik burosuna talepte bulunurlar. Bu durumda kısı gorusme gunu ve saati konusunda birkac gun once ya da en fazla uc hafta oncesinde bilgilendirilir.

 

Ofisim Houston İltica Ofisine sadece 25 dakika uzaklıkta oldugundan, Houston merkezli muvekkillerimin cagrı listesine eklenmelerinde benim acımdan herhangi bir problem yoktur. Yakın zamanda, bir muvekkilim ile baska bir eyalette yapılacak gorusme tarihine 6 gunden az bir zaman kalmasına ragmen, 15 dakika icinde karar verip, gittik. Gorusmeye gitmeye karar verdikten ve kısa bir zaman diliminde yogun bir hazırlık sonrasında uzun bir yolculuk yaptık ve gorusmeden kısa bir sure sonra muvekkilimin iltica talebi onaylandı!

Houston’da, kisinin, Cagrı Listesine eklenme talebinde bulunması icin basvuru yapıldıktan sonra 1 yıl beklemesi istenir. Deneyimlerime gore, bu durum diger ofisler için gerekli olmayabilir ancak bunu dosyanızın gonderildiği ofis ile irtibata gecip, teyit etmek daha uygun olur.·

  • Hızlandırılmış Talep: Sıgınma talebinde bulunan kisinin kendisi ya da ister Birlesik Devletler’de ister başka bir ulkede bulunan yakın aile bireyleri  (dosyada adı gecen es ve cocuklar) acısından mutlak bir olum kalım tehlikesi ya da durumu varsa, hızlandırılmıs talepte bulunulabilir. Her bir ofisin farklı proseduru olabilir ancak genelde benzer olup, hızlandırma talebini destekleyen delillerle birlikte yazılı talepte bulunabilirsiniz. Basvurduktan sonra sıgınma talebinde bulunan kisi veya avukatı talebi takip edebilir. Muvekkillerimiz adına yaptıgım tum hızlandırma talepleri 3 hafta icinde gorusme ile neticelenmistir. Tekrar ifade etmek isterim ki, bu talepte bulunmak onemli bir mesele olup, hafife alınmamalıdır. 

 

Sonuc olarak gorusme için hazırlıklı olmak cok onemlidir. Iltica konusunda yazdıgım diger makaleleri asagıdaki listede bulabilirsiniz. Gorusmeniz oncesinde iltica konusunda deneyimli bir avukattan danısmanlık almanızı onemle tavsiye ederim. Uzun bir bekleyisten sonra gelen gorusme tarihi haberinden sonra, gorusmeye hazırlık yapmak için cok kısa zamanınız olabilir. Arastırmalara gore iltica talebinde bulunan kisinin avukatı varsa talebinin onaylanması avukatı olmayan birine gore daha yuksektir. Ancak lutfen avukatınızı secerken sadece gocmenlik konusunda degil, ozellikle iltica konusunda deneyimli avukatı secmeye ozen gosterin. Iltica talebinizin onaylanmasında dogru avukatı secerek gorusme gunu için iyi bir sekilde hazırlanmıs olmanın etkisi oldukca fazladır.


Current Affirmative Asylum Interview Scheduling Times

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December 2017

By Asylum Immigration Attorney Ruby L. Powers

I am a Board Certified Immigration attorney and have practiced solely immigration law for over nine years with a constant case load of asylum cases.  Having worked on affirmative and defensive asylum since being a law student in the immigration law clinic and many years later, I have held a high approval rate for clients from over 18 countries.  My firm has clients all over the United States and my associates and I travel to asylum offices nationwide.

Affirmative Asylum processing times have always varied from office to office and depending on the volume and demand.  Several years ago, interviews only took three or four months and clients had a decision before they were even eligible for work authorization.

In the United States, depending on where the Asylum seeker is living, it will determine which Asylum office will have jurisdiction or authority to decide an asylum case.  A great resource is the Asylum Office Locator on the USCIS website.

Another important factor is if the application is affirmative or defensive.  Affirmative Asylum is held with an asylum officer at an asylum office or sub-office or on a circuit ride.  The interview is often held in an office space with one officer, the asylum applicant as well as their attorney and interpreter, if needed.  Defensive Asylum is when a person is under immigration court jurisdiction and applying as a form of relief. This form of asylum can be more challenging to obtain since you are not only having to prove your case before the immigration judge in immigration court but also would have to overcome any opposition by the trial attorney regarding the merits of the case.

It is important to note in affirmative asylum processing, waiting for the interview is one part of the process but waiting for the decision afterwards can depend on many factors including the office, the country, the facts of the case, and security clearances. Many applicants focus only on the interview wait and must realize the decision can take a while as well.

To give many asylum seekers an idea of how long the process it taking for an interview, I wanted to provide the following information from my experience.   My firm has experienced a higher volume of asylum case work this year and I have a lot of information to share:

There are three processing times for affirmative asylum cases in the United States: regular processing, call in request and expedited request.

  • Regular Asylum Processing: Depending on the asylum office, the regular asylum processing times are posted on the USCIS website called Affirmative Asylum Scheduling Bulletin. This bulletin is not 100% accurate but does give a better guide to the processing times at the different offices. It has only been in use the last couple of years. For example, it shows that in the Houston office (which covers the states of Texas, New Mexico and Oklahoma), is taking a little over 3 years for an interview. In the New Orleans office, they are taking less than two and a half years.

 

  • Call In Lists: From my experience working with or contacting at least 5 asylum offices, each office has a call up list process. This list is basically on the idea if an asylum applicant were to cancel or reschedule their long-awaited asylum interview; the office would like to fill the spot. Many asylum applicants are eagerly awaiting their interview day so they notify the office that they are willing to be called up if an open interview appointment comes up. This can take many different forms including being given only a couple days’ notice to three weeks’ notice.

 

As my office is only 25 minutes to the Houston Asylum office, I am comfortable for my Houston-based clients to be on the Call In list. I recently had less than 15 minutes to decide if my client and I could travel to a third state and be ready for the interview in less than 6 day from the call. We decided to take the appointment, we prepared intensely with little time, and we both traveled long distances for the interview and were able to get an approval not very long afterwards!

In Houston, they ask that the person wait one year after filing before asking to be placed on the Call in List. In my experience, I don’t see that as the requirement for the other offices but it good to check with the office you will be working with.

  • Expedited Requests: If an asylum seekers has an extreme life or death emergency or matter for themselves or their immediate family (spouse and children who qualify as derivatives on their case), whether it be in the US or in another country, they can request an expedited interview. Each office may have a different process but it looks the same, you make the request in writing with evidence to support the expedite claim. After submission, the asylum seeker or their attorney can follow up as well. In my experience for my clients, we have received interviews within three weeks for all the expedite requests I have made. Again, these requests should not be made lightly as it is a serious matter.

 

In closing, it is important to be prepared. I have written other articles on asylum I list below.  If you are an asylum seeker without an attorney, I highly suggest you consult with an experienced asylum attorney before your interview. You might have little time to prepare once you receive your interview notice after waiting a long time.  Research shows that an asylum applicant with an attorney has a better chance of approval than without an attorney.  But please choose your attorney wisely as not all immigration attorney s have experience with asylum.  Your asylum results can be greatly impacted by doing your best in preparing, choosing the right attorney, and being ready for your interview day.

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Finding the Right Immigration Attorney for Your Asylum Case

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Finding the Right Immigration Attorney for Your Asylum Case

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Things to Consider for Asylum Applications

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October 3, 2016

By Board Certified Immigration Attorney Ruby L. Powers

Things to Consider for Asylum Applications

Asylum is the legal protection afforded by the United States government to a person who can demonstrate a “well-founded fear of persecution” based on race, religion, nationality, political opinion, or membership in a particular social group. Many people do not know that asylum is an option to enter or remain in the United States when certain criteria are met. If asylum is a viable option for you, it is important to remember that timing is critical, as asylum applications must be filed within one year of your last entry. Although there are exceptions to this one year filing deadline, which include demonstrating changed circumstances or extraordinary circumstances, keep in mind that it can take time to gather the appropriate documents and prepare a strong case for submission, so plan accordingly.

As an asylum applicant, you are eligible to apply for work authorization 150 days after submission of your aslyum application. After applying for work authorization, it could then take 1-3 months for adjudication for the work authorization. Upon receiving work authorization you will be able to apply for a social security number and a driver’s license or renew it.

The Houston Asylum Office is currently taking about two years to schedule interviews, and processes applications from Texas, Oklahoma, Colorado, New Mexico, Utah, and Wyoming.   In Spring 2016, a sub-office of the Houston Asylum Office opened in New Orleans processing applications from Louisiana, Arkansas, Mississippi, and Tennessee. Powers Law Group has experience in both offices.

You should remember that not only is the application preparation process important, but your interview preparation is equally as important. Some attorneys do not include this service as part of their legal fees, so it is important to have your case assessed by an experienced asylum immigration attorney and upon hiring the attorney, know which services are included.

Powers Law Group has a long history of experience representing clients from various countries for US asylum affirmatively (with asylum office) and defensively (immigration court) including: Venezuela, Iraq, Iran, Syria, Kyrgyzstan, Rwanda, Pakistan, Nepal, Zimbabwe, El Salvador, China and more. If you are interested in learning more about the asylum process, please schedule a consultation with us.


The Importance of Hiring an Experienced Asylum Attorney

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May 10, 2016

By Texas Board Certified Immigration Attorney Ruby L. Powers

When applying for asylum it is important to have an experienced immigration attorney guide the applicant through the process. The asylum process can be very confusing and intimidating to an individual who is not familiar with US law and has never navigated through the system. Because asylum has such important implications regarding the health and safety of individuals who cannot return to their country due to threats of bodily harm and death, it is imperative an attorney is available to guide them through the process for the following reasons:

  • An experienced attorney knows how to best present the individual’s claim for asylum. The attorney knows the officer’s expectation and he or she will know the best way to approach the case.
  • An attorney will be able to spot any weaknesses in the case and can advise on the best way to approach the case to highlight all the strong points in each specific case.
  • The attorney will be able to help with any communication concerns when getting to an asylum interview. The attorney will take the time to prepare the client for what will happen and provide him or her with a clear understanding of the process.

 

Because asylum is a specialty area of immigration law and not every immigration attorney has experience with asylum. When choosing your attorney and consider the following criteria:

  • The attorney’s reputation and standing with them State and immigration bar
  • How much experience with asylum (affirmative and defensive/court) the attorney and their firm has
  • Whether the attorney has experience with your country and/or your particular social group

 

Remember that is very dangerous to choose and attorney based solely on legal fee. We have often seen people mislead about their expectations of service with other attorneys. When a fee is presented also ask if that includes interview attendance and interview preparation. Be cautious of whom you hire and remember to consider the attorney’s experience and reputation in conjunction with expected legal fees.

At Powers Law Group, P.C. we have more than 8 years of affirmative and defensive asylum experience representing clients from countries such as Venezuela, Pakistan, Iraq, Nepal, Rwanda, Syria, El Salvador, Zimbabwe and Nigeria to name a few. Many clients hire us from the states that have interviews in the Houston and the new, New Orleans, Asylum offices. We can represent clients remotely via email, phone, mail and Skype. We have staff that speak English, Spanish, French, Swahili, Kinyarwanda, Vietnamese, and Russian.

To learn more about Asylum review our website at: http://www.rubypowerslaw.com/services/asylum/


Can Christian Egyptians get Asylum from Egypt?

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The 2011 revolution in Egypt that ousted Mubarak and acted as the kickoff for the Arab Spring, the string of revolutions and uprisings in neighboring Arab countries that followed, has resulted in a great deal of strife, the recent toppling of the successive Egyptian presidency of Morsi, a divide amongst pro- and anti- Morsi supporters, military crackdown on public media and the deaths of thousands more of civilians and protestors.

The question now is whether or not the United States will offer greater asylum for Egyptian civilians, particularly the Christians. The current revolution related death toll in Egypt via recent protests is now near 700. Thousands of civilians though have died though, since the initial 2011 revolution during which individuals have been killed via ammunition in the from the military, local brawls between divided supporters in the streets and allegations of torture and executions carried out by Muslim Brotherhood supporters against anti-Morsi and particularly a minority of Cotptic Christians who the brotherhood supporters perceive as opposing them.

Many share the opinion that the United States and other Western countries should open their doors to the small but historically targeted Egyptian Christians as anger and violence against them is renewed and rises.  Several Christian churches have been burnt to the ground since the year began and hundreds of sites have been attacked. And although no emergency asylum status has been issued, according to a Bloomberg article, the United States granted asylum to over 2,000 of these individuals in 2012. Since 2011 they’ve been fleeing to both the United States and Europe. Australian humanitarian groups and immigrations supporter are also speaking out on the need and desire to protect these the Coptic Christians looking to flee the violence in Egypt.

In order to apply and qualify for asylee status in the United States the individual must be able to prove three major requirements:

1)   the individual must demonstrate that s/he fears persecution

2)   the individual must prove that the government is either responsible for or unable to control the individuals and persecution aimed towards them

3)   the persecution must be based on one of several protected grounds, which in this particular case would be religion.

The process of obtaining affirmative asylum generally consists of a putting together and submitting an application that demonstrates the above, which is then reviewed by an adjudicator. The applicant is then required to appear for an interview with the adjudicator. If not granted asylum via the interview the applicant does have a second chance to appear before an immigration judge and make the request for their asylum defensively.

With the renewed and heated climate in Egypt, now is a strong time for Egyptians seeking refuge in the United States to apply. If you are looking to obtain status and refuge in the United States underneath these conditions contact the Law Office or Ruby L. Powers in order to obtain a consultation and further advice on whether or not you qualify.


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