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USCIS has updated Form I-589.

On August 25, USCIS posted an updated version of Form I-589, Application for Asylum and for Withholding of Removal. The edition date is 8/25/20, and the new version must be used starting October 26, 2020

USCIS has proposed increased fees and a fee for asylum applications.

On Friday, the Trump administration announced a proposal that would increase fees significantly for a range of immigration applications and forms, including citizenship and DACA renewals. The proposal would also institute a $50 fee for asylum applications and a $490 fee for work authorization. The proposal is expected to be officially published on November 14 and will have a month-long comment period.

Court Holds IJs Gave Undue Weight to Asylum Seekers’ Omission of Facts

The Second Circuit granted the petitions for review after finding that immigration judges and the BIA erred by substantially relying on the fact that applicants for asylum and related relief testified during removal proceedings to certain details not included in their initial applications.12:37 AM
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