Columbia, MO asked in Immigration Law for Missouri

Q: How is "good cause" defined for asylum cases?

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Ronald J. Eisenberg
Ronald J. Eisenberg
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A: "Good cause is defined as a reasonable excuse for being unable to appear for an asylum interview. What may be a reasonable excuse for one applicant may not be reasonable when looking at the circumstances of another applicant. In reviewing whether there is good cause for your failure to appear at your interview, the asylum office considers the facts and circumstances of each case individually. Repeated requests to reschedule are discouraged and may affect the determination of good cause."

https://www.uscis.gov/humanitarian/refugees-asylum/asylum/establishing-good-cause-or-exceptional-circumstances

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