If you are in status, you can file for a change of status. The pending asylum application does not disqualify you.
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That is possible.
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You pending asylum has nothing to do with your change of status attempt. To change status you need to be in a valid nonimmigrant statu on the day when the application for the COS is filed and qualify under the eligibility requirements of the new status sought.
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If you are still in valid status and your spouse has maintained status then yes you may file to change status while your affirmative asylum case is pending.
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