BUFFALO, N.Y. — An Afghan military officer who says he'll be targeted by the Taliban if sent home continues to await a decision on whether he can stay in the United States.

Maj. Jan Arash appeared Tuesday in U.S. Immigration Court in western New York, where a judge was expected to rule on his asylum claim. Instead, Arash's attorney says the judge took the case under advisement and will issue a decision later.

Arash is one of three Afghan soldiers who fled a U.S.-led military training exercise in Massachusetts in September with hopes of entering Canada. Instead, they were turned away at the border and taken into U.S. custody.

One of the officers has since been allowed into Canada because he has relatives there.