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Section 101(a)(42) of the Immigration and Nationality Act of 1952

Section 101(a)(42) of the Immigration and Nationality Act of 1952

Definition

Describes the grounds on which a person may claim refugee status, including if the person is outside of his or her native country and is unable or unwilling to return to that country or seek protection from that country based on persecution or a well-founded fear of persecution due to the person's race, religion, nationality, social group, or political opinion.

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