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USCIS Policy Memo: Guidance for Processing Reasonable Fear, Credible Fear, Asylum, and Refugee Claims in Accordance with Matter of L-E-A

October 01, 2019 (1 min read)

USCIS, undated, but posted Sept. 2019

"This policy memorandum (PM) provides guidance to U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) officers for determining whether an applicant is eligible for asylum or refugee status or withholding of removal in light of the Attorney General’s decision in Matter of L-E-A-, 27 I&N Dec. 581 (A.G. 2019). The guidance in this memorandum supersedes all previous guidance dealing specifically with asylum, withholding, and refugee eligibility that is inconsistent with this guidance."