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Definitions

Adjourn/Adjournment - The suspension of proceedings to another time or location.

Defensive Asylum Application - A defensive asylum application is an asylum application filed with an immigration judge in removal proceedings in immigration court as a defense against removal from the United States. Immigration courts are part of the Executive Office for Immigration Review (EOIR).

Derivatives – The applicant’s spouse and/or children who will obtain status from the primary applicant.

Lodging - Lodging occurs when a complete asylum application is stamped “lodged not filed” by an immigration court clerk at an immigration court window before being filed with an immigration judge at an immigration hearing. USCIS considers the date on which the asylum application was stamped “lodged not filed” by an immigration clerk as an asylum application filing date for purposes of adjudicating employment authorization.

Remand - Sending a case back to a lower court or tribunal to take an action ordered by a higher court or tribunal.

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