I am an asylum seeker from africa, entered illegal in US via Mexico Hidalgo port of entry in APRIL 2012. I was detained for 2 months and then released by immigration bond without passing a credible fear interview. In November 2012 i submited the asylum application to the judge in a court hearing and given August 2013 as the date of my final hearing and I have been fingerprinted too in December 2012. When I ask the immigration hot-line, I hear that my clock is stopped and 0 days has elapsed and I know that I could apply for the working permit after 150 days elapsed. Am I able to apply for the work authorization? If no, what have I to do? Sorry for my english.