Asylum is indefinite but not permanent

| Sep 25, 2020 | Adjustment Of Status |

When a Florida immigrant requests the U.S. government for special protection by applying for asylum, he or she must navigate a complex legal system. It is helpful to be as prepared as possible ahead of time. One of the ways to get prepared is to speak with someone who is well-versed in U.S. immigration laws and policies.

If the U.S. government grants asylum to someone who has arrived at a U.S. border seeking protection or someone who has entered the country on a visa, it means that he or she has been given permission to live and work in the United States. Many people, however, mistakenly believe that this means the government has granted them permission to permanently stay in the United States. That is not what it means at all.

In fact, there are several issues that may arise that may place a person’s asylum status at risk. For instance, if he or she is convicted of a serious crime or engages in activities that create ineligibility for asylum, the U.S. government can revoke the protection. If the person in question obtains protection from another country, this may also be cause for ending his or her asylum in the United States.

As with most immigration application processes, there are fees involved with seeking asylum. Once all eligibility requirements and fees have been met, an asylum-seeker may file an application, then wait for recommendation and clearance to proceed to the next step. An experienced U.S. immigration law attorney can provide support to anyone facing challenges regarding adjustment of status.

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