Updated: Jun 30
On February 2, 2023, USCIS updated its policy and now allows asylees to apply for Legal Permanent Residence (Green Card) right after their asylum application is approved. No more waiting for a full year! USCIS has clarified that the asylee must be in the US for a year before a decision is made, but with processing times of nearly 36 months, that time will pass before the decision is reached. This change is a great step forward!