Q: Pending asylum, travel outside the country - emergency!
I have an question from New York City. I am waiting for an asylum interview almost one year. So Far Was not schedule. it It is for one year already. I came with an F1 visa. I requested asylum when my visa was still okay. I want to go to Mexico, because of the CoronaVirus, I have the option to be there with a friend and his family. I don't have any support here in the city, no job because of the quarantine no income at this time. What I can do? Can I go? No one is working, no even UScIS, how I can get emergency travel permission?
What if I will go tomorrow without a travel document, will I be able to come back?
I am in the process of asylum withholding of removal.
Please help. I want to go out of the country tomorrow and I need your help. I don't have any help from the government and I don't have income this time because of all those things that happening right now in the USA.
A: No one really knows right now what is going to happen to people in your situation. But in my humble opinion, if you go to Mexico, you will likely have to stay there until at least we have a new administration in the White House.
Adan Vega agrees with this answer
A: If you had not applied for asylum and you had possession of a valid F-1 visa then you could possibly travel to Mexico and return to the U.S.
However, your application for asylum has placed you in a predicament and you should not be traveling abroad unless you have no intention of returning to the U.S.
You may want to visit with an experienced immigration attorney to obtain personalized information.
I do understand that the current COVID-19 crisis has complicated matters for you and all others but the ongoing crisis does not change the above options.
Good luck to you and stay safe and healthy.
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