USCIS Acting Director Instructs Asylum Officers to Consider “Possibility” Instead of “Reasonableness” of Asylum Seekers’ Relocation Within Home Countries

The USCIS Acting Director instructed asylum officers to consider whether it would have been “possible” for asylum seekers to relocate within their countries to avoid persecution rather than flee to the United States, even though the appropriate legal standard is whether such relocation would have been “reasonable.”

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Cite as AILA Doc. No. 19072603.

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