He can apply for asylum. However, if his asylum application is not granted by the USCIS, it will referred to an Immigration Judge. He can renew his asylum application before the Judge.
(213) 394-4554 x0 Mr. Shusterman is a former INS Trial Attorney (1976-82) with over 35 years of immigration experience. His response to your question is general in nature, as not all the facts are known to him. You should retain an attorney experienced in immigration law to review all the facts in your case in order to receive advice specific to your case. Mr. Shusterman's statement above does not create an attorney/client relationship.
It is extremely important that he hire an experienced immigration attorney for this matter. The application seems simple to complete, but the difficult part will be the interview with the Immigration Officer. This person will ask why some details were left out of the application, and your reply will determine whether your friend's case succeeds or not.
This attorney is Board Certified and travels for asylum cases throughout the country. For more information, click through to the Blandon Law web site.
There are not enough facts here to determine whether he is eligible for asylum.
Your friend needs to retain an experienced immigration lawyer to review all the facts and advise you accordingly.
J Charles Ferrari Eng & Nishimura 213.622.2255 The statement above is general in nature, as not all the facts are known. You should retain an attorney to review all the facts specific to your case in order to receive advise specific to your case. The statement above does not create an attorney/client relationship.