Our asylum case is pending and we won the DV Lottery! Can we adjust our status while being in USA?

Asked about 2 years ago - Kill Devil Hills, NC

Our asylum case is pending from December till now, and we won the DV Lottery 2013. The State Department told us that CIS should determine our eligibility to adjust our status to permanent residents. What are the chances that we will get approved? Thank You

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  1. F. J. Capriotti III

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    Answered . Keep in mind that 'winning' the lottery is no guarantee that you will 'win' a greencard ... they draw more names than the number of visas available.

    DOS is correct CIS will determine your eligibility to adjust.

    To find out early, take all your asylum and/or court papers to a meeting with an immigration attorney ...each case is different ... thus, this blog probably won't be able to give you the 'secure' answer you seek.

    franco@capriotti.com -- 503-803-0055

    FORMER IMMIGRATION LAW PROFESSOR -- LEGAL DISCLAIMER: This answer is offered for informational purposes only. It... more

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