This is a tricky situation. You can technically apply for asylum under BOTH categories at the same time. I did that even when one category was obviously more significant than the others. If you think about it, a lot of times asylum situations can overlap each other. Just check both options on your application. But please make sure that you have enough evidence in order to apply for asylum. You MUST get a lawyer for ANY asylum case where she or he will be able to advise you based upon your evidence.
Originally Posted by denver3883
I would also make sure that the reason for your warrant is not considered illegal here in the US (ie belonging to a terrorist organization) and you really are being persecuted for your political and religious beliefs. I'm not questioning your validity or anything but in case you file for both asylum as well as for OPT to H1B to Green Card, you don't want any conflicting information.
Again, please get a lawyer. I don't recommend ANYONE applying for asylum without one. US Asylum laws are just too complicated for someone who does not have a competent attorney.
Applied for Asylum: 01/05
Asylum Interview: 03/05
Recommended Approval: 04/05
FP Notice: 09/07
Asylum Final Approval: 10/07
Notice Date: 02/09
Medical Received by TSC: 03/24/09
GC APPROVED 04/08/09!!!!! 2 Months after I applied!!!!!!
N-400: Applied in Feb 2013 (I waited a little longer)
N-400: Interview Scheduled for Aug 23
N-400: Interview Done - Aug 23
N-400: APPROVAL/Oath Date: (Sep 13)
N-400: Passport in Hand!!!! (CAN'T. FREAKIN. WAIT!)