Eligibility and benefits of asylum status
Granted Asylum Application. Client was a radio reporter from the Philippines who came to this country in 1990. Was pending for 16 years. IJ found both past persecution and a well founded fear of future persecution based on threats client received from the government and communist party because of his anti-communist views and views critical of the government.
IJ noted that mere threats in the case rose to the level of persecution.
Asylum seekers who arrive at a U.S. port of entry or enter the United States without inspection generally must apply through the defensive or expedited asylum processes. His or her Granted Asylum Application determination.