There are several benefits from asylum. First the alien is in legal Asylee status for as long as the
conditions in the home country are cause for a well-founded fear of persecution. This is particularly
valuable for those who have lost legal status or whose status will soon expire. Second, the Asylee can get
a work authorization. Third, the asylee may petition for his or her spouse and minor children to enter the
US. Finally, the asylee, spouse and minor children may petition for adjustment of status to permanent
resident after a year of the grant of Asylum.