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Understanding Your Status After Being Granted Asylum

Congratulations on being granted asylum in the United States! At Jeelani Law Firm, we understand that this is a significant milestone in your immigration journey, and we’re here to provide clarity on what your status entails and how it affects your future in the country.

After being granted asylum, you will attain asylee status. This designation allows you to remain indefinitely in the United States, providing you with stability and security in the U.S. To document your status, you will receive an I-94 Arrival and Departure record, affirming your right to stay in the country as an asylee.

One of the key benefits of asylee status is the authorization to work in the United States. As long as you maintain your asylee status, you are eligible to seek employment opportunities and contribute to the workforce. To obtain formal documentation of your employment authorization, you can apply for an Employment Authorization Document (EAD) through the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS).

Furthermore, as an asylee, you have the opportunity to extend the protection of asylum to your immediate family members. This includes your spouse and any unmarried children under the age of 21 at the time you filed your asylum application (provided your application was pending on or after Aug. 6, 2002). By petitioning for derivative asylum status, you can reunite with your family members in the United States or enable them to remain in the country under your protection.

Navigating the complexities of asylum status and its associated benefits can be overwhelming, but you don’t have to do it alone. Jeelani Law Firm is here to offer expert guidance and support throughout your asylum journey. Whether you need assistance with obtaining your Employment Authorization Document or petitioning for derivative asylum status for your family members, our experienced immigration attorneys are ready to assist you every step of the way.

If you have any questions or concerns regarding your asylum status or any other immigration matter, don’t hesitate to reach out to Jeelani Law Firm. We’re dedicated to helping you build a brighter future 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.