I was wondering if the following description qualifies for religious asylum in US.
I didn't know about Christianity in China before moving to US, and the school education portraits it as something used by the West to filtrate into the society.
I became in contact with Christian church when I was an international student studying in US, mostly through their food distributions. My focus was on my study, and therefore, there were only a few times of their religious gathering that I went to or watched live on Facebook (during the Covid period). Although I didn't know much about Christianity, I came to understand why religion and faith mean so much to many people.
After moving back to China, I often think of the help and kindness from the churches in US, and become interested in learning more about Christianity and may want to become a christian. But I can only do that by reading things that I found from the Internet.
I found that there were much fewer Christian churches in my city, and all of them are far away from where I live. The churches are monitored by the government, and therefore they are different from those in US. It is not easy to say what differences there are, but I am in the process of finding them out.
There used to be some small underground family-run churches, but they were cracked down by the police. I can't find one even if there is any, because such information won't be public and can jeopardize their safety.
I was wondering if I am qualified for religious asylum in US, if I could go to US again.
What can I to do to improve my asylum qualification in US, while I am still in China? Is it wise to go against the local law and police and risk my safety to find an underground church to join?