The immigration laws of the United States provide protection for persons who are fleeing their country because of persecution. An asylee must show either past persecution or a well founded fear of future persecution on account of race, religion, nationality, membership in a particular social group or political opinion.
Applications for asylum are usually made by persons who are physically present in the United States by filing at an Asylum office. Applications for asylum can also be made at the border or airport by persons who are able to show they have a credible fear of persecution. Applications which are not approved after an interview by an Asylum officer may be referred to the Immigration Court for a full hearing before an Immigration Judge.
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