I came to the US on F-1 VISA. (I am still on valid F-1 VISA). I have applied for the asylum, and got the EAD card based on my asylum case.
I never used the asylum-EAD card for work, and it is already expired.
I will be graduating by the end of April 2018, and I was wondering if I could apply for the EAD-OPT (optional practical training) card, as I am planning to maintain my valid non-immigrant status.
You could always try - all you stand to lose is the I-765's application fee..
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All you can do is try. If OPT is denied, you can re-apply for the asylum-based EAD.
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