This is why you should have consulted with an attorney in the first place - YOU ARE NOT ELIGIBLE for TPS status.
Mr. Mark is correct - you potentially may have an asylum claim, only if you suffered past persecution or have a well-founded fear of future persecution on the account of account of race, religion, nationality, membership in a particular social group, or political opinion. Only 19% of the affirmative asylum application are granted in the Lyndhurst Asylum Office. I suggest speaking with a competent attorney.
I am assuming you entered on July 04, 2011. If that is true, you only have one year to apply for asylum. After one (1) year, you are ineligible.