Title Guidelines For Children's Asylum Claims
Publisher United States Bureau of Citizenship and Immigration Services
Author United States Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS)
Publication Date 10 December 1998
Country United States of America
Topics Child soldiers | Children-at-risk
Cite as United States Bureau of Citizenship and Immigration Services, Guidelines For Children's Asylum Claims, 10 December 1998, available at: http://www.refworld.org/docid/3f8ec0574.html [accessed 25 May 2016]
Comments This memorandum is written to provide the Asylum Officer Corps (AOC) with background and guidance on adjudicating children's asylum claims. This guidance applies primarily to children under the age of 18 who apply for asylum independently rather than as a derivative applicant by submitting a Form I-589 asylum application in their own name. Many of these issues will also be relevant to overseas Immigration Officers in processing the refugee applications of children.
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