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why are some asylum seekers granted asylum but never granted green card?

they tried to apply for green cards,but they never get green cards

2 Answers

  • 6 years ago
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    Asylum or Temporary Protected Status (TPS)? TPS is temporary, and never eligible for any green card based on TPS. They must return to their country of citizenship. Asylum may be temporary (granted TPS instead of asylum status eligible to apply for a green card). Or the person fails to apply for green card. Or the person fails to qualify for green card (e.g. criminal record, public charge laws, etc.). Or the person is just plain lying to you.

  • 6 years ago

    If you are granted asylum you are entitled to apply for a greencard but not required to do so. However, you would have to be pretty stupid not to get a greencard as you can lose your asylum status if political conditions improve in your home country and you do not have permanent residence.

    If you are being told that someone was granted asylum but was refused a greencard, you are being told lies. Either the person failed to get asylum or he did not apply for a greencard.

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