I strongly suggest not to do this on your own, or even based on a few online paragraphs of advice. For one thing, there is a one-year-filing deadline for asylum cases, which has very specific exceptions that must be clearly met if you want to prevail after the 1 year is over. Furthermore, if your asylum is denied and you have no status to fall back upon (such as a valid F1), you can be placed in removal proceedings and potentially deported. Finally, asylum should not be used as a default application, but only if you legitimately qualify for it, which is best determined by consulting an immigration attorney for a personal consultation. Good luck.
Gunda J. Brost
Brost Law Office
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If she has been out of status for over one year, the case will be referred to immigration court. Consult an immigration attorney.
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As you already know by now, an Affirmative Asylum Claim must be filed within the twelve months period from the date of the admission. At present you are out of status incurring an undocumented stay. In an instance when one filed after the one year deadline for asylum and other applicable forms of relief like withholding of removal and protections under the CAT, one must present either changed personal or home country circumstances.
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