Asked in Immigration Law for Texas

Q: Can I apply for residency while my immigration case is still being processed?

I filed for asylum this year, and my court hearing is 2024. I am Cuban.

Someone told me I could apply for residency after living in the country for a year. Is that true, even though I haven't been seen by a court regarding my current case?

Thank you for your help

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Monica E Rottermann
Monica E Rottermann
  • Immigration Law Lawyer
  • Santa Ana, CA

A: If you were admitted or paroled into the United States at the time of your entry then you might qualify to apply for adjustment of status under the Cuban Adjustment Act, which allows Cuban nationals who have been admitted or paroled after Jan. 1, 1959 and physically present in the United States for at least one year to apply for their green card.

You can read more about the requirements here:

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