3 March 2021
While the United States is not a signatory to the Convention, it has ratified the 1967 United Nations Protocol Relating to the Status of Refugees, which binds the United States to the same obligations regarding the status and treatment of refugees.14 The Refugee Act of 1980 brought U. [...] The rule also narrows the definition of “political opinion” as a basis for credible fear, limiting to cases of seeking “regime change” and thus LGBT Asylum Claims in the United States | 4 excluding the possibility of protection where LGBT activism leads to persecution. [...] On September 11, 2020, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued a final rule limiting entry to the United States in response to the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic.25 Under the pretext of enforcing this order, the Department of Homeland Security has expelled more than 200,000 people at the southern border, including individuals seeking admission for asylum relief.26 The Migran. [...] § 208.30(e)(2) (2018) (“An alien will be found to have a credible fear of persecution if there is a significant possibility, taking into account the credibility of the statements made by the alien in support of the alien’s claim and such other facts as are known to the officer, the alien can establish eligibility for asylum. [...] The proportions were a result of dividing the number of claims in the dataset with the number of claims where a fear determination decision was made reported in USCIS or Congressional Research Service reports.