I came to US on F1 Visa, I changed my faith to Islam 8 months back. I am disowned by my family and now I fear persecution as a islam convert if I return to India. Also suffered evil spirit from my relatives which made me mentally ill for 5 years.
Depends on whether such actions of yours created a well founded fear of persecution in you on account of one of the protected grounds, and also whether you undertook those action not for the sole purposes of creating grounds for applying for asylum.
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Contact a US immigration attorney to review the asylum requirements and to determine whether you have a chance at success. Asylum denials are usually sent to immigration court, so you may have over options available (especially if you are not out of status).
No, never based on those facts alone. You need much more to qualify for asylum in the US.
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Asylum is a very complicated, fact drive application with serious downside potential.
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You'd need to contact an immigration attorney to discuss your case in detail. A denied asylum application may lead to a final deportation order. Please proceed carefully.
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