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Unpub. BIA Asylum Victory, 1-Year Filing Deadline

November 19, 2016 (1 min read)

Matter of X-, June 14, 2016- "[W]e conclude that the respondent filed her asylum application within a reasonable period of her seeking and receiving mental health services that treated her PTSD symptoms, specifically the avoidance that affected her ability to apply for asylum.  Ultimately, we conclude that the respondent's delay in filing was reasonable given these extraordinary circumstances, and we therefore reverse the Immigration Judge's determination that the respondent did not establish an exception to the I-year filing deadline."

[Hats off to Ann Wennerstrom!]