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U.S. Immigration Policy on Asylum Seekers [Updated February 16, 2005]   [open pdf - 122KB]

From the Summary: "Aliens present in the United States may apply for asylum with the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services Bureau (USCIS) in the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) after arrival into the country, or they may seek asylum before a Department of Justice's Executive Office for Immigration Review (EOIR) immigration judge during removal proceedings. Aliens arriving at a U.S. port who lack proper immigration documents or who engage in fraud or misrepresentation are placed in expedited removal; however, if they express a fear of persecution, they receive a 'credible fear' hearing with an USCIS asylum officer and -- if found credible -- are referred to an EOIR immigration judge for a hearing."

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CRS Report for Congress, RL32621
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2005-02-16
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