You can request release from detention while your Asylum case is pending. However, it is important to understand that obtaining release can be challenging, especially if you do not have a sponsor or a place to stay. The government aims to avoid releasing individuals who may burden US taxpayers or pose a risk.
If you applied for Asylum at the airport before entering the US, your case would be routed directly to the immigration court instead of going through the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS). In this situation, your case will be part of removal proceedings, and being detained can make it more difficult to continue with your case.
When requesting release, it is crucial to present a strong case for why you should be released. This may involve demonstrating that you have a credible fear of persecution or harm in your home country, have a viable Asylum claim, and can provide a suitable plan for living in the United States while your case is ongoing. Not having a sponsor or a place to stay can make this process more challenging, but it is not impossible.
Navigating the detention and release process is complex, and it is highly recommended to seek the assistance of an experienced immigration attorney. An attorney can help you prepare a compelling case for release and represent your interests during immigration court proceedings.