News reports say that it is increasingly harder to receive asylum approval under the Trump Administration.
The approval rates of immigration officers and judges may be affected by “America First” policy. According to the latest statistics from the Department of Homeland Security, from January to June 2017, the approval rate in New York were 10.02%, 14.39%, 12.22%, 14.64%, 20.82% and 9.99%, respectively. New York has the lowest approval rate among all the asylum offices.
While applicants file their asylum application in one place but the interview depend on where the applicant live. You cannot ask for interview in San Francisco, where asylum approval rate is the highest in the nation, if you do not live in the San Francisco jurisdiction (northern California, Oregon, Washington and Alaska).