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Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Asylum was denied for foreign national who has dual nationality

The U.S. Board of Immigration Appeals denied political asylum to a foreigner who is a dual national of Venezuela and Spain.  The Board held that “[a]n alien who is a citizen or national of more than one country but has no fear of persecution in one of those countries does not qualify as a “refugee” under section 101(a)(42) of the Immigration and Nationality Act, 8 U.S.C. § 1101(a)(42) (2006), and is ineligible for asylum.”  Matter of B-R-, 26 I&N Dec. 119 (BIA 2013).

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