I have a pending status in my asylum case. Soon will get an EAD.. I haven"t had an interview yet .. Came to US with j-1 visa (expired last year). I"m going to study( never studied in U.S. ). Can I get an in-state tuition in Texas universities ( live one year in Texas)?? Cannot find any residential requirements for my status in TEXAS.( ..saw only for granted asylums.. But what about pending asylum status?? ) thank u.
In your case, you will need to be granted asylum in order to claim residency for admission and tuition purposes at a Texas public university.
You should inquire at the school's financial office, and/or at the office of international students. Best wishes.
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Your question is about Texas state law and rules associated with the way the state distributes its benefits. It is not about US immigration law since the latter does not govern instate tuition in Texas.
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The best way to get an accurate answer is to call the financial aid office of the school you are interested in. They will be able to tell you a definite answer.
Well, if you have a pending asylum case, it does not mean you were granted asylum or you will be granted one. In fact, it can be easily denied. Thus, I would not expect you to get in-tuition. However, you might want to talk to your school officials about it,
You should call the Unievrsity of Texas or another public school and find out their policies.
You should also hire an immigration attorney. If you don't you'll probably be deported. Many clients of mine with credible claims were denied because they thought they were smart enough to get by USCIS and they ended up paying much more to get out of removal proceedings. Your attorney will do the following:
1. Amend your application so it meets the legal standard. Do you know what this is?
2. Submit documents and declarations on your behalf
3. Attend the interview
4. Make arguements after the interveiw that can help a close case. There is no sucht hing as a sure fire immigration asylum claim.
Pro per applicants generally fail at asylumc laims no matter how good their claims are because lawyers are trained to apply the facts to the law. Many don't even know what asylum is. So you should speak to an immigration attorney. Many offer free consultations.
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