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Legally speaking, very many nations grant asylum, and religious persecution is one of the most basic grounds for granting asylum, following the 1951 Refugee Convention. This newspaper article compares asylum statistics in Ireland versus other parts of Europe. The Irish immigration authorities spell out the details for an asylum application. Note that you ...


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You should contact an organisation specialised in this area. Here is one for the UK, with specific information on asylum seeking apostates: https://www.ex-muslim.org.uk/2010/09/apostasy-and-asylum-in-the-united-kingdom/ You are asking here on the law stack exchange, but law is only a small part of the equation. Actually getting to a point where you can ...


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Leaving aside the specific circumstances facing LGBT+ people in the US, yes, US citizens can and have applied for refugee status or asylum in the past. Wikipedia has a small category page listing some, the highest profile being Edward Snowden, though he so far has only been offered temporary asylum. Note that the definition of a refugee requires you to have ...


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No. The repeal of pro-LGBT legislation is not sufficient. To be a refugee you must have a real and imminent fear of persecution which is generally defined to include matters like bodily harm or arbitrary detention or seizure of property on account of your status. The generalized protections existing under the law from private violence and civil rights ...


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New Zealand has ratified the Convention Relating to the Status of Refugees, the Convention Against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment of Punishment and the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights. You must submit a request in writing and the Refugee Status Branch processes the claim. While yopur claim is being processed, ...


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Information about law in Syria is virtually impossible to find, but there is some evidence to support the claim. This article notes that exit stamps are required from the Damascus airport, that men between 18 and 24 are not allowed to travel without government permission. Information from US State Dept. indicates that "Syria charges a departure tax at its ...


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Immigration reports that "You can claim asylum when you arrive at an airport or seaport in New Zealand by telling an immigration official or a member of the Police. You may hire a Licensed Immigration Adviser or lawyer to help you argue your claim". That means you ma when you entery, or you may wait until you've contacted an attorney. Making the claim and ...


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If the intent is to come to the US, you need to show that you are a refugee, that you need to be resettled, and that you are not inadmissible to the US – you might then be eligible for referral to the US Refugees Admissions Program. The referral might be by UNHCR (mostly), perhaps a US Embassy, or a qualified NGO. As a terminological matter, if you are ...


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That depends on the desired destination country. In most it probably then depends on a judgment call by a local official. In the US that official is likely to be an Immigration Judge, or possibly an official with Customs and Immigration.


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Could the accused use the fact that the US has ratified the 1967 protocol in defense, despite the fact that the protocol's protection against penalties for illegal entry is not explicit in US law? Is The Protocol Self-Executing? There is one main potential difficulties with this particular defensive theory. Many international agreements are ...


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That convention is not uniform across signatory nations, and there are quite a number of declarations and reservations, but it turns out that the US only had a few fiscal modifications. Article 44(1) states that Any Contracting State may denounce this Convention at any time by a notification addressed to the Secretary-General of the United Nations but ...


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My question is, how does this ruling affect asylum seekers caught crossing the border illegally? If they are entitled to asylum, their border crossing wasn't illegal. So how does this order change things? If an asylum seeker is in DHS custody awaiting criminal prosecution and they pass a Credible Fear interview, would they be eligible for parole? ...


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I'm quite sure that you cannot be a refugee in your own country. Should you go for example to Germany and try to claim asylum, you will find that they have a list of countries where asylum will be rejected out of hand without checking your case, and I'm quite sure the USA will be on that list. Concerning the number of gun deaths: Since two thirds of all ...


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I've no refugee or legal experience so I can't help with that, but I want to say that I think that the Government of Canada web pages tend to be good (informative). For example: If you decide to hire a counsel, you must hire this person at your own expense. If you do not have enough money to pay for counsel, you may contact the legal aid office in your ...


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