J1 to F1 and then asylum??
Now for some issues, i thought to drop down my change of status application( j1 to f1) and thinking on applying for asylum.
What can i do?? Please Help.
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I almost never advise anyone to put themselves into asylum. It is very risky. It sounds like you entered with inspection and may have other options. Go talk to an immigration attorney.
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If you need the protection of asylum, you can seek it. (Get a legal consult to be sure there isn't a one year rule issue....being in status is normally an approved reason for not seeking asylum earlier). As for the F1 status, once they see a pending asylum application, they shouldn't approve the F1 because an F1 requires the mental state that you are attempting to stay in the United States temporarily while applying for asylum indicates you seek to stay permanently.
Please don't apply for asylum without the help of an attorney. Your chances of being approved are greatly increased if you have a skilled asylum attorney.
Former Asylum Officer for +- 10 years with US Immigration. I Represent asylum applicants in all 50 states. (408) 966-4140. I have decided thousands of asylum cases on behalf of the US government. I am an expert in the US affirmative asylum system. I drafted the original Operations Instructions for the US Asylum Corps which became policy for all Asylum Offices in the US. IbrahimLawOffice.com. The information you obtain from this response is not legal advice and should not be relied upon as such. You should consult a qualified attorney for advice regarding your individual case and situation. This response does not create an attorney-client relationship of any kind.
The asylum process is very complicated.
I suggest that you consult with an experienced immigration attorney about your case. Please review the basic outline on asylum. https://www.avvo.com/legal-guides/ugc/asylum-7