My political asylum case is pending. Now I need a document which proves that I'm a legal resident.
You are not a legal resident simply because you have filed an asylum application. You are, however, authorized to remain in the U.S. while your application is pending. You will receive a filing receipt from USCIS. Once your application has been pending for 150 days, you can request an employment authorization document.
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The answer provided by my distinguished colleague, attorney, Wendy Barlow is correct. merely filing for asylum does not make one an LPR. Only an Immigration attorney has the expertise to properly fill out immigration forms and put together the right package of documents and other evidence to support the immigration benefits you are trying to obtain. However, especially in these turbulent times, you really need to retain an immigration attorney. This is not a do-it-yourself project! You should focus on retaining experienced immigration counsel, especially now that immigration is much more restrictive since Trump is now President.
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I agree with my colleagues. The fact that you have an asylum application pending does not confer (give) you any legal immigration status, but you are permitted to remain in the US while that application is pending, and you may in the future be eligible to apply for a work permit. If you do not already have an immigration attorney please find one, asylum law is very complex. If you cannot afford an attorney there are legal services organizations in NYC which represent asylum-seekers for free--check out this list:https://www.justice.gov/eoir/file/ProBonoNY/download. Good Luck!
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