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United States Bureau of Citizenship and Immigration Services

The Resource Information Center (RIC) was established to meet the information needs of the Asylum Officer and Immigration Officer Corps in the USA and overseas by providing credible and objective information on conditions in the countries of origin of asylum and refugee applicants. To meet this need, the RIC obtains information from reputable human rights monitors, government agencies, international organizations, non-governmental organizations, academia and the media. The RIC then compiles this information in a variety of publications that are distributed to the Officer Corps. The RIC is a Branch of the Asylum Division in the Bureau of Citizenship and Immigration Services (US Department of Homeland Security).

This database includes RIC Profiles, Perspectives, Alerts, Question and Answer Papers (classified as "Country Reports") and RIC Query Responses (classified as "Responses to Information Requests"). Website: uscis.gov/graphics/services/asylum/ric/
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Guidance for Adjudicating Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Intersex (LGBTI) Refugee and Asylum Claims

27 December 2011 | Publisher: United States Bureau of Citizenship and Immigration Services | Document type: Thematic Guidelines

Guidelines for Children's Asylum Claim

21 March 2009 | Publisher: United States Bureau of Citizenship and Immigration Services | Document type: Thematic Guidelines

Algeria: Whether wives and/or family members of high-level FIS members face a well-founded fear of persecution if returned to Algeria

9 July 1999 | Publisher: United States Bureau of Citizenship and Immigration Services | Document type: Query Responses

Liberia: Information on whether an individual who is ethnic Mandingo would currently be at risk of harm or torture, on account of its ethnicity, by the Taylor government

13 January 1999 | Publisher: United States Bureau of Citizenship and Immigration Services | Document type: Query Responses

Liberia: Information on whether ethnic Manos, who did not support the National Patriotic Front of Liberia (NPFL) during the war, are currently at risk of harm or torture by the Taylor government upon returning to Liberia

13 January 1999 | Publisher: United States Bureau of Citizenship and Immigration Services | Document type: Query Responses

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