I'm an international student came to the US 6 years ago, during my study in computer science in collage, a terrible thing happened. Some local officials who also have connection with gangs fraud my father and took the hotel(worth 3m dollars) under my name by government force.
They forced my parents to sign fake receipts for loans and stalked and threatened them. I reported to provincial government about what happened, but it brought nothing but torture and jail to my family. My parents had to run away and We lost connections.
I want to help them, but they told me never go back, since I would end up being killed or being in jail.
Could anyone tell me what to do? Am I qualified to apply asylum? I couldn't afford a lawyer since I can't find a legal job for rent/food
Thank you very muchI tried to make enough money or take a loan but it didn't work, 9 months ago I had to leave school in my last semester because the university wouldn't let me in since I couldn't pay the tuition fee. Right now, I can't get my driver license, I can't study, I can't find any legit job, I haven't seen my family for 6 years. Because I haven't kept paying the tuition fee and studying, all the sudden I broke the law and became some kind of criminal when I just want to survive. I'm afraid to go back to China where would be the end of my life, also I'm afraid to stay in USA where I would become homeless. I have nowhere to go, and I don't know what this will end. It feels like I'm abandoned by 2 countries, stuck in the middle. I ask for help, people say they are sorry but nothing they can do. I want to talk, my voice is too small to be heard. I read in school library, pretend I still belong here. I walk on the street, afraid got caught by cops.
I doubt you need to be afraid of the San Francisco Police Department. http://articles.latimes.com/2013/sep/25/local/la-me-ln-sf-immigration-holds-20130925
Also "secure communities" was cancelled today. That's the basis for the terrifying ICE holds.
And if you haven't been there already: http://www.asianlawcaucus.org/
You should consult with an attorney to see if you qualify for asylum or withholding. The attorney will be able to ask you the necessary details to determine if you qualify.
This answer is intended to provide general information and should not to be construed as legal advice pertaining to a particular situation or relied upon as such. You should have your specific situation reviewed by an attorney.
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