Credible Fear Cases Completed and Referrals for Credible Fear Interview. 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.
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) Director Leon Rodriguez addresses the state of the USCIS and critical issues important to the Committee.
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) Deputy Director Lori Scialabba, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Deputy Director Daniel Ragsdale, and U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Office of Border Patrol Chief Michael Fisher address how USCIS, ICE, and CBP support U.S. efforts related to border security while upholding our refugee protection obligations.