This lesson will discuss the requirement of a well-founded fear of persecution and the requirement of “state action.”
This lesson is a continuation of the discussion of asylum. Let’s pick back up with particular social groups.
I. Particular Social Groups
Countless particular social groups potentially exist. Examples include:
• young women from an African country where the government encourages female genital mutilation, who don’t wish to undergo it;
• former members of the national police force in El Salvador, who’re being targeted for retaliation under the new governmental regime there; and
• LGBTQ persons in...