I went through something very similar. My mom adjusted status through NACARA and terminated her asylum status, thus terminating mine (and my sisters'). At the time I had been in the US for 11 years. Like you I came to the US in my early teens (15) and couldn't see myself trying to begin a life in a country I no longer knew.
SEEK LEGAL ADVICE ASAP.
In my case I went to every lawyer I could find and everyone kept telling me I didn't have any options, so thankful is correct in saying options are very limited. I'm not sure what city in the US you are, but if you are in Southern CA, I will be more than happy to share my lawyer's contact information. This man sought out every possible protection clause we could use to keep me here, all valid and available (i.e. Temporary Protected Status, et al), while we put my asylum case together.
I worked hard to help my case, but that's because I wanted to move things along as quickly as possible. I found my own expert witness, country research, etc. after two years of processing, with one threat to deny my case I was granted Asylum.
Last edited by scully51; 16th July 2009 at 02:18 PM.
Added to Mom's Asylum Application: 1990
Mom gets PR status via NACARA:5/2005
Mom's Asylum App withdrawn: 5/2005
Applied for Asylum self: 6/2005
Asylum Interview: 12/2006
Asylum Granted: October 31, 2007
I-485, APPLICATION TO REGISTER PERMANENT RESIDENCE OR TO ADJUST STATUS
Notification Date(ND): January 30, 2009
Bio Code 3: February 19, 2009
September 10, 2009 "Card production ordered."
September 14, 2009: Welcome letter received.
September 17, 2009: Permanent Resident Card received.