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Can You Get US Citizenship through Asylum?

Getting asylum status in the United States doesn’t automatically guarantee that you can live in the US permanently. There are some actions you can do or circumstances that can change or revoke your status as an asylee. Many people who are applying for asylum want to become US citizens or lawful permanent residents (Green Cards holders). Luckily, there is a path to US citizenship laid out for asylees. Gaining Asylee Status Applying for asylum doesn’t automatically grant you status, nor does a recommended approval letter. You are not legally considered an asylee in the United States until you’re granted final approval from the USCIS. Getting final approval and becoming a US asylee grants you some benefits immediately such as a social security number, the right to some government benefits, and the right to work. This also starts the timer towards applying for...