American Immigration Policies: Political Asylum & Refugees


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Which of the following does NOT typically qualify as 'persecution' in immigration cases?

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1. Which of the following is NOT a legal grounds for persecution used to determine asylum or refugee status?

2. Asylum and refugee status require a well-founded fear that the person will continue to be persecuted should he or she return to the originating country. In the U.S. this means:

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Most of us have heard the terms asylum and refuge before. But do we really know what those terms entail when it comes to America's immigration laws? Quiz questions will focus on examples of the different types of immigration statuses in the United States.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz will test you on the following:

  • What qualifies as persecution
  • Legal grounds used to determine asylum or refugee status
  • The U.S.'s policies on asylum and refugee statuses
  • Examples of immigrants applying to stay in America

Skills Practiced

By using these assessment tools, students will have the chance to practice the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure you draw the most important information from the lesson regarding types of immigration based on persecution
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained to answer example situations involving immigrating to the United States
  • Knowledge application - apply your knowledge about the different legal grounds in which immigrants could apply to stay in the U.S.

Additional Learning

Review the lesson titled American Immigration Policies: Political Asylum & Refugees. By doing so, you will learn more about the following:

  • How Edward Snowden's case is an example of asylum
  • The five grounds of persecution
  • Immigration of Nationality Act (INA)