I am currently working on OPT permit and applying for the OPT 17-months extension. Can my company apply for H1B visa for me while my Asylum application is still pending?
Yes, you can have a pending asylum and H-1B petition filed on your behalf. Depending on your asylum claim, a grant of asylum would be far more beneficial, but asylum is a very high legal standard and hard to get. Your H-1B is likely your most promising option.
Yes, as long as you were in status when you applied for asylum.
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