An individual will be found to have a credible fear of persecution if he or she establishes that there is a “significant possibility” that he or she could establish in a full hearing before an Immigration Judge that he or she has been persecuted or has a well-founded fear of persecution or harm on account of his or her race, religion, nationality, membership in a particular social group, or political opinion if returned to his or her country.
More information on Credible Fear can be found at USCIS.
The file below contains:
- Sheet 1: Total Credible Fear Cases Completed, Fiscal Years 2009-2022
- Sheet 2: Credible Fear Interview Referrals and Results: Fiscal Years 2016 to 2022 (top nationalities for 2016-2022 period, ranked by 2022 cases filed)
|Credible Fear Cases Completed and Referrals for Credible Fear Interview