Individuals who believe that returning to their home country would endanger themselves physically or mentally may apply for asylum in the United States. A grant of asylum permits the asylee to remain in the United States in valid status with employment authorization incident to status.
The asylee may apply for adjustment of status to permanent resident after living in the United State for one year after the date of the grant of asylum. The waiting period for adjustment of status to permanent resident can take many years due to a limit on the number of asylees who can become permanent residents each year. An individual is eligible for a discretionary grant of asylum if he meets the definition of a “refugee” in the Immigration and Nationality Act, is eligible for a favorable exercise of discretion, and is not barred for other reasons from obtaining asylum.
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