The asylum process on the surface sounds like it should be simple, but it isn’t. And anything complicated can cause a lot of confusion. 

With this issue getting a lot of attention in New York right now, Rosanna Berardi, an immigration attorney in the Buffalo area, joins Spectrum News 1 to help sort some things out.

When someone from another country comes across the border and claims asylum how does it work? Do they have to cite a reason? And how does the claim get processed, and how long does it typically take before an asylum seeker appears before a judge? Berardi, managing partner at Berardi Immigration Law, answers these questions are more.