Well-Founded Fear of Persecution

Well-Founded Fear of Persecution

Definition

A fear of future persecution upon return to another country because of a person’s race, religion, nationality, membership in a particular social group, or political opinion that is subjectively genuine and objectively reasonable. To be objectively reasonable, the fear must be based on facts that would cause a reasonable person in a similar circumstance to fear persecution upon return. Also, a person must show that the person would be singled out for abuse or show the existence of a pattern and practice of persecuting people in the applicant’s group on account of a protected ground.

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