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is being threatened to death and toture enough to get refugee status in another country?

Is claiming to be threatened to death or torture for political or religious beliefs without any supporting evidence that shows it actually happened (from a country which is prone to, and known for ...
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Can a refugee use the Refugee Convention to defend against a charge of illegal entry?

Following up on Is criminal prosecution of asylum seekers who entered the US illegally a violation of the Refugee Convention?: Suppose someone were prosecuted for illegal entry, having admittedly ...
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Is criminal prosecution of asylum seekers who entered the US illegally a violation of the Refugee Convention?

The United States is a party to the 1967 Protocol Relating to the Status of Refugees, and Article 1, paragraph 1 of that protocol incorporates Articles 2-34 of the 1951 Convention Relating to the ...
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How does Judge Boasberg’s court order affect asylum seekers who crossed the border illegally?

If someone comes to America seeking asylum, the first step is for them to have a Credible Fear interview with a USCIS Asylum Officer to find out if they have a credible fear of persecution if they ...
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Can a US citizen be a refugee?

If the city an LGBT person lives in repeals the portion of their nondiscrimination ordinance which specifically applies to LGBTQ+ individuals, can that person become a refugee and where could they go? ...
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I want to leave Islam, but they would execute and kill me. What do I do?

I live in an Islamic country, but I don't want to be a Muslim. I have no choice but to claim to be a Muslim: If I leave Islam, they will execute me according to Muslim law. Where can I go to have a ...
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Can I claim asylum after I land in New Zealand with visit visa?

I'm having the following situation: My home country has been in civil unrest for about 7 years, you may guess the name.. And because of my age I am under the risk of being immediately take into ...
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Can I claim asylum inside New Zealand but not at the port of entry?

I'll head to New Zealand as I don't need a visa to travel there. I'm persecuted in my home country and after having enough (really enough) I'm leaving soon. I'll enter New Zealand by airport. Can I ...
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Is my claim valid to consider me as a refugee?

I will enter Canada as a refugee and at the point of entry I'll file for asylum. I have basis for my claim, although I'm sure my claim will be considered seriously as there are many reports mentioned ...
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Does Syria have a law that states fleeing from the country is illegal?

I was reading this interesting question at Expats SE. It states: I am a Syrian refugee who escaped the war! In my country I am considered an outlaw for doing this. So, this makes me curious. Does ...