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Client from Iran was admitted to the U.S. as a tourist several years earlier and remained in the U.S. while being out of status. She feared returning to Iran due to her religious conversion 8 months earlier. At her asylum interview, the issue that she had not filed for asylum within one year of admission to the US was raised. Our attorneys’ legal brief argued that she was still eligible for asylum under an exception to the rule relating to, when our client had converted. Client was granted asylum within two weeks of the interview.

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