If I submit a weak asylum case, do I risk it being found “frivolous?”
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I’m about to finish up my Form I-589 to apply for asylum in the U.S., but I see on the form a warning that applicants who “knowingly made a frivolous application for asylum will be permanently ineligible for any benefits under the Immigration and Nationality Act.” I don’t think my asylum case has a big chance of being granted. My brother was the politically active one, and he was threatened, not me. But I know other families in my country where people were persecuted for the actions of their family members. How worried should I be that my application will be found “frivolous?”