Important for all asylum applicants: the government’s new policy will be to give all asylum applicants a final hearing on their applications within 180 days of filing. This will put pressure on the applicants, the attorneys, and the immigration courts. In the past the time between submitting the application and the final hearing could be several years. Now it will be six months.
The USCIS guidance is contained in this memorandum: https://www.justice.gov/eoir/page/file/1112581/download