Green Card for Approved Asylum Applicants (Asylees)
A foreign national who has been granted asylum in the U.S. (I-589 Application for Asylum and Withholding of Removal) may stay and work in the U.S. permanently. However, such asylee is also eligible to apply for the Green Card (permanent residency) in the U.S.—one year after receiving asylum approval and being physical present in the U.S.If the alien’s spouse and children were included in the asylum application, they, too, would be eligible to become permanent residents.
It is often in the best interest of the asylee to apply for the green card and become permanent resident in the U.S. Although an asylee may stay and work in the U.S. without permanent residency, there are times when an aslyee may no longer qualify for asylum, if the country conditions change, or the asylee no longer meets the definition of asylee due to changed circumstances.
Yaziji Law Firm has helped hundreds of people through the asylum process, from the beginning of the affirmative (or defensive) asylum application, to the grant of asylum, and adjustment of status.
Please contact us today for help.