The political asylum principle, requirements and proceedings are part of the system. A person intending to emigrate from a foreign country and immigrate to the United States of America needs to meet certain criteria of eligibility. Primarily he or she must be considered a refugee and be granted the right of asylum. The link at the end of this sentence takes you to the outline of the complete rules and history regarding this matter of political asylum in the USA.
Sometimes granting a political asylum decision is controversial and counter intuitive. The Joseph Stalin’s daughter’s case is one of the best known examples.
How widely or loosely it can be interpreted shows the recent instance of German immigrants who were granted political asylum due to the alleged hardship of the lack of possibilities of home schooling there.
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