If you are an immigrant living in Ohio, it may be possible for you to seek asylum in the U.S. under certain conditions. For instance, under immigration law, people who are suffering certain types of persecution in their home country may be granted asylum. This includes persecution due to religious beliefs, race, nationality, political stance and ethnic background in their native country.
Perhaps you came to this country to escape persecution, but you do not have the required paperwork that would allow you to stay indefinitely without the fear of deportation. Once granted U.S. asylum, you do not need to feel threatened about the possibility of being deported, especially since returning to your home country may lead to dangerous consequences or even death.