Seattle, WA asked in Immigration Law for Washington

Q: Is it okay to apply to the Canadian Express Entry programme while on pending asylum in the US?

Hello. I'm in the US on a pending asylum case (affirmative asylum and pending for several years now). I found out that I qualify for Canada's express entry programme, which provides me with an equal protection from persecution in my home country. Leagally speaking (from the US side of things), would there be any issue applying to this programme?

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James L. Arrasmith
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  • Sacramento, CA

A: Applying for Canada's Express Entry program while having a pending asylum case in the U.S. could have implications for your U.S. asylum claim. The U.S. authorities might question your fear of persecution if you are willing to consider relocating to another country. Consult an attorney familiar with both U.S. asylum law and Canadian immigration law for tailored advice.

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