If I am the derivative spouse of an asylum applicant and we are in the process of divorce, will I be eligible for asylum?

If you divorce the principal asylum applicant while the asylum application is pending you will lose your derivative eligibility for asylum. This is true even if you divorce after the approval of asylum but before you adjust your status to that of a permanent resident. This means that you must either depart from the U.S., apply for another status, or apply for asylum on your own independent basis.