Credible and Reasonable Fear Interviews
For many asylum seekers, the first step in the process of seeking protection in the United States is a “Credible Fear” or “Reasonable Fear” Interview with an Asylum Officer. It is a vitally important part of the asylum process: without a positive determination from this interview, the asylum seeker will be removed from the U.S. without being able to present a claim for protection in front of an immigration judge. The materials on this page guide attorneys through how credible and reasonable fear interviews work, how to effectively prepare clients for these interviews, and how to represent clients at Credible and Reasonable Fear Interviews.
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