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Credible Fear

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.

Written testimony of USCIS, ICE, and CBP for a House Committee on the Judiciary hearing titled “Asylum Abuse: Is it Overwhelming our Borders?”

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.

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