The new requirement starts this Wednesday. Migrants can pay between $200 and $300 per hour for interpreter services.
Now migrants have a new requirement when applying for their asylum case at US immigration offices, because they must provide an interpreter if they do not speak English, and this service will no longer be provided in Government. The US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced that this step began on Wednesday, September 13. During the pandemic, the agency provides free interpreter services over the phone. Today, the USCIS said that asylum seekers must go to their appointments in person and accompanied by an interpreter if they do not speak English, a measure that according to lawyer Gerardo Manchaca will put migrants at a serious disadvantage. trouble “because they are people who come. in the US without a lot of resources”. Manchaca told the Telemundo network that he has started informing his clients so that they follow this requirement to avoid failures in their process. And he recommends that the applicants who will soon go to their appointment to “make sure that the “Any translator they bring can really translate all the words and the feeling that you are trying to give to the immigration officer .” USCIS recommends that interpreters be fluent in English, know the target language, and be over 18 years of age. “Furthermore, the interpreter cannot be your attorney,” the authority explained. “The people who need an interpreter and don’t have one, or if the interpreter doesn’t speak English, it could be considered a failure to show up for the interview,” USCIS warned. A pro-migrant group is concerned about the impact of this need in the poor economy of migrants, considering that the service of a state translator costs about $200 to $300 per hour.