Garland, TX asked in Immigration Law and International Law for Texas

Q: I am an International student from Myanmar and I am on a F-1 (Student) visa. Is there a chancfor me to apply for asylum?

Myanmar is going through a military coup right now and people do not have jobs. My parents can’t send me money for school or to go back home anymore. I do not have much options.

3 Lawyer Answers
David Luther Woodward
David Luther Woodward
Answered
  • International Law Lawyer
  • Pensacola, FL
  • Licensed in Texas

A: It's hard to answer on these few facts, but my suggestion is to seek a conference with a good immigration lawyer (your situation appears to be mixed between "immigration" and "international")

I know that Burma is a problem, but what the U. S. State Department will do is beyond my capabilities to foresee.

Good Luck

Kevin L Dixler
Kevin L Dixler
Answered
  • Immigration Law Lawyer
  • Chicago, IL

A: More information is needed about your background, that of your parents, and the impact that the military coup has on your parents. The failure to be able to send money, that is, the loss of employment, is not enough without some connection to persecution. However, you may be able to qualify for other relief due to hardship.

For that reason, I strongly recommend an appointment or teleconference with a competent and experienced immigration attorney before there are any other complications.

Alexander Ivakhnenko
Alexander Ivakhnenko
Answered
  • Immigration Law Lawyer
  • Wheeling, IL

A: First order of business would be discussing your viable asylum grounds on merits confidentially with a licensed immigration professional even remotely. It would be well worth it.

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