Got asylum through parent who hasn’t applied for green card – can I apply for one?
Derivative asylees have an independent right to apply for adjustment of status.
My family came to the U.S. from Sri Lanka, and my mother was granted asylum. My father, my brother, and I were all listed on her I-589 asylum application. So, we all got asylum at the same time. That was over a year ago. Now my parents are very busy and say they have not had time to apply for a green card. But I am in college, and would like to apply for mine, and get this matter settled. Do I have to wait for them, or can I apply alone? And will it be a problem if I turn 21 before I get my green card?