Entered the U.S. illegally and got asylum; am I inadmissible when I request a green card?
Entry without permission is not a bar to asylee adjustment of status.
I am originally from El Salvador, but fled to escape persecution there. I crossed the U.S. border from Mexico by paying a coyote. I applied for asylum, and was granted over a year ago. Now I am ready to apply for my green card. But I keep reading things about how an illegal entry to the U.S. makes it so that people are not allowed to adjust status here (but must instead travel to a U.S. consulate) and makes us inadmissible, too. Is this a problem for me?