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Guiding Asylees Through the Green Card Application Journey

Congratulations on receiving asylum status from the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS). As an asylee, you have taken a significant step towards securing your future in the United States. Now, you may be wondering how to obtain a green card (permanent residence) to further establish yourself in this country. At Jeelani Law Firm, we are here to provide guidance and assistance to individuals seeking to navigate the green card process as asylees.

Understanding the Green Card Application Process

If USCIS granted you asylum status, you are eligible to apply for a green card immediately after receiving your grant of asylum. Additionally, your spouse and children may also apply for a green card if they were admitted to the United States as asylees or were included in your grant of asylum.

While you are not required to apply for a green card, it may be in your best interest to do so. There are circumstances where you may no longer qualify for asylum status with the right to remain permanently in the United States. For example, if country conditions change in your home country or if you no longer meet the definition of an asylee due to changed circumstances, your asylum status may be affected.

Eligibility Criteria for Green Card Application

To apply for a green card as an asylee, you must meet certain eligibility criteria, including:

1. Physical Presence: You must have been physically present in the United States for at least 1 year after being granted asylum and you are physically present in the United States when you file the I-485 form with USCIS
2. Continued Asylee Status: You must continue to meet the definition of an asylee, or continue to be the spouse or child of such an asylee, and the grant of asylum has not been terminated.
3. Non-Abandonment: You must not have abandoned your asylee status.
4. Non-Resettlement: You must not be firmly resettled in any foreign country.
5. Admissibility: You must continue to be admissible to the United States. If you are now inadmissible, a waiver may be available to you.
6. Discretion: You merit a favorable exercise of discretion

How JLF Can Help

At Jeelani Law Firm, we understand that navigating the green card application process can be complex and overwhelming. Our experienced immigration attorneys are here to provide personalized guidance and support to help you successfully obtain your green card as an asylee. From determining your eligibility to preparing and filing your application, we will be with you every step of the way.

If you have any questions or need assistance with your green card application as an asylee, don’t hesitate to contact us. We are committed to helping you achieve your immigration goals and building a brighter future for you and your family in the United States.

Jeelani Law Firm, PLC

JEELANI LAW FIRM, PLC is regarded as one of the top immigration law firms in the industry. We handle all immigration matters including family based adjustment of status/green card cases, citizenship filings, representation of businesses and employees when filing L1A/B Petitions, H1B petitions, and Permanent Labor petitions. Our firm also litigates immigration cases dealing with delayed adjudications as well as appellate matters before the U.S. Federal Courts, U.S. Immigration Courts, USCIS and the BIA. Given the complex nature of immigration law, inexperience can lead to many mistakes which may result in delays, denials, and loss of filing fees and valuable time. Contact our office and we will take care of the rest.