How do I cancel my application for political assylum?
I crossed the border illegally in 2013, and I’ve been detained for 1 month. At first I signed my deportation but then I requested to have political assylum, I had an interview over the phone when I was in the detention center and my interview was …
You can withdraw your asylum application. To do so, you can contact the court or attend your hearing and request voluntary departure. If you leave the U.S. while in removal proceedings, the judge will enter a removal order in absentia, which will bar you from visiting the U.S. for a long time.
You should try getting voluntary departure. This means you will still be subject to applicable bars, but there will be no removal order on your record.
Here are some other legal ramifications to consider:
1. If you return to your home country, it is unlikely that you will be able to obtain a nonimmigrant visa;
2. Given you claimed fear of persecution and then returned to your home country, a consular officer may also suspect fraud and misrepresentation.
Lastly, to prevent irreparable immigration consequences, you should consider speaking to an experienced immigration attorney.
Last Update: Fevral 7, 2019