Will applying for the extension affect the asylum case and if the answer is yes , what is the reason for that?
No, if you cannot return to your country, you are not a tourist.
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No. In order to get a tourist visa, or an extension of a tourist visa, you have to prove your intent to return to your home country. If you are genuinely afraid of persecution in your home country, you cannot show that you intend to return there after the expiry of your tourist status. Speak with an experienced immigration attorney.
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