If you send a request for asylum to the USICS, you will receive one of several affirmative decisions from that agency. These decisions include approving your application, sending it to a Florida court for further review or denying your request.
Why would an asylum application be denied?
An application for asylum may be denied because you failed to show proof that you would be persecuted in your home country. It may also be denied because you failed to respond to a notice of intent to deny (NOID) within 16 calendar days. Finally, your application may be rejected if you have legal status in the United States or if you decide to seek asylum in another country.
Why would a case be sent to an immigration court for review?
Your application for asylum may be referred to an immigration court if the USICS doesn’t have enough information to make a decision itself. A case may actually be decided by an immigration court instead of by the USICS if you were given a notice to appear (NTA) prior to filing for asylum with that agency.
What happens if you are granted asylum?
If you are granted asylum, you have the right to remain in the United States indefinitely. However, your legal status may change if circumstances change in your home country or if you violate certain federal or state laws.
Unless you receive a final notice of denial, you can generally appeal any affirmative decision that doesn’t result in being given citizenship. You will likely be given instruction as to how to appeal or how to take other steps in your quest to remain in the United States legally.