Bars to Receiving Asylum or Refugee Status

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An applicant can be barred from a grant of asylum in the United States regardless of whether he or she has been persecuted, fears future persecution, or otherwise meets the basic criteria for asylum. Other elements of the person's background, such as criminal conviction, persecution of others, and more, can act as a bar to eligibility. Learn more about these bars, and which can be overcome, here.

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