(01/01/22 – 12/31/2)
An asylee is an individual who has been granted protection and immunity from extradition by the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS). The asylum status is granted under section 208 of the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA).
A noncitizen granted asylee status is potentially eligible for NA and CA.
An asylee who is later granted Lawful Permanent Resident (LPR) status is potentially eligible for NA and CA based on their previous status.
Asylees may also qualify for benefits provided by the Refugee Resettlement Program. Asylee cases, regardless of the Asylee’s country of origin, must be seen by the FAA Refugee Offices during their first 12 months in the U.S. For asylees, the 12-month maximum eligibility period begins from the month the asylee status is granted, not the month of U.S. entry. After the first 12 months are completed, Asylee cases must be processed at any FAA office.
NOTE The refugee office staff are the only staff that key the RE Citizenship code on IDCI. In order to keep track of these cases, they also set a free form ACTS Alert for the month after the end of the 12th month. After 12 months, the refugee office staff change the citizenship code for Asylees to EA and move the case out of their caseload.