Many immigrants live in constant fear when they have left their home country to enter the United States. The fear is more than what accompanies a major life transition, it is one that grips their life as they desperately cling to the mercy of a new country. These types of immigrants are in serious need of protection from the nation they have left behind.
Asylum and refugee seeking immigrants have no other hope than the country they have fled to for protection. America has historically received countless individuals and families escaping serious threat in their homeland. But how do local officials examine the petitions of immigrants seeking asylum or refugee status?