Why haven't you met with an attorney yet?
This is not simple .... get help.
PROFESSOR OF IMMIGRATION LAW for over 10 years -- This blog posting is offered for informational purposes only. It does not constitute an attorney-client relationship. Also, keep in mind that this is an INTERNET BLOG. You should not rely on anything you read here to make decisions which impact on your life. Meet with an attorney, via Skype, or in person, to obtain competent personal and professional guidance.
First of all, under no circumstances should you move from the most liberal asylum (not only) jurisdiction in the entire US to the "deep" south, where they are only "friendly" towards German and Japanese executives working for the local BMW, Toyota and Honda plant.. Can you imagine how asylum applicants are treated down South? (You don't want to know..)
Your chances of getting your own asylum case are great in the SF district, and especially so if your parents were already granted and you fled your country of birth at the same time as them.. Hire the best attorney money can buy in San Jose or SF to represent and assist you in this case, if you haven't do so already.. Your future in this country is at stake, and if you think to be able to pull this yourself, you'll be in for a bitter surprise, and it might be too late by then... I hope you are smarter than that.
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Retain an immigration attorney experienced in asylum cases to represent you. An attorney may also - after a review of your case - find that you have alternative means of adjusting status. In the mean time you may be eligible for DACA or TPS.
Forum shopping is a big No No. You must file your application according to the location of your permanent residence.