You should discuss this directly with an attorney because it will depend on too many factors to discuss on a site such as this. Asylum is not just for people who fear for their lives, your fear has to be based on certain things - for example: if the government of your country is persecuting people of your race, or religion. An attorney will be able to determine if the details surrounding your case would qualify. You are also generally required to file for asylum within one year of your arrival in the country, and you failure to have done so could also affect your eligibility. Again, you should discuss all the details directly with an attorney - even if you do not qualify for asylum you may have other options. Good luck!
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If one is afraid to go back to his home country for fear of persecution on account of race, religion, politics, social group, or nationality, with several rules that have to be met (exceptions to one year etc.), you may want to discuss whether asylum is possible option.
You cannot apply for a green card through asylum unless and until you have been granted asylum. I cannot tell from your question if you have been granted asylum. If you apply for and are granted asylum, you will be eligible to apply for a green card one year after asylum was granted. If you have not been granted asylum, you have missed the one-year deadline and would need to find out if you qualify for an exception to the one-year deadline. You need advice you can rely on - you need an immigration attorney's help with this. Please consult with/retain an immigration attorney to help you determine what your options are and the risks associated so you can make an informed decision. If money is an issue, try contacting local area legal aid organizations or similar non-profits offering free/low fee immigration legal services.