I have filled Asylum about 2 months ago and I have not heard anything from them, I am in F1-OPT status but it expires on 7/15/2013. What options do I have to lawfully remain in US, I do not want to lose my status. Please help. Your suggestions will be highly appreciated. Thank you for your time and consideration.
You can legally remain once you have filed for asylum. You are residing in the most generous, liberal asylum granting jurisdiction in the entire US.. Just be patient for the next 6 months or so, until scheduled for an interview. Use this time to consult with, and hopefully hire a local immigration lawyer to prepare you and accompany you to your upcoming asylum interview.
Your having filed for asylum while still in lawful nonimmigrant status is an exception to the one year asylum filing requirement.
You need to consult with a qualified immigration attorney as soon as possible. If you're finishing up OPT after F1, then you may have missed the 1 year filing deadline from your last entry for affirmative asylum. There could be exceptions that may apply or you may have entered within the past year, but you should not attempt undertaking something as important and complicated as an affirmative asylum application by yourself.
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