Skip to main content


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. EOIR considers an asylum application filed on the date the immigration judge accepts the application at a hearing. USCIS will consider the date on which the asylum application was stamped “lodged not filed” by an immigration clerk as an application filing date for purposes of calculating the 180-day asylum EAD Clock.

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

Last Reviewed/Updated: