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Asylum I

This lesson will cover the different bases of persecution e.g., race, religion, membership in a particular social group, and political opinion)


This is one of three lessons concerning asylum and related issues.

Asylees and refugees are noncitizens granted admission into the United States because they proved that they have a genuine fear of persecution in their home countries based on specific grounds, such as political opinion or persecution considered to be a human-rights violation. Both asylees and refugees are given asylum, a form of legal status that differs from immigrant and nonimmigrant statuses.

I. Defining...