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By BROOKS BARNES– NEW YORK TIMES
MAY 2, 2014
After much speculation, this week the Supreme Court declined to hear an appeal from a 6th circuit ruling which denied a Tennessee family their asylum claim as religious “homeschoolers” who were forced to send their children to school in Germany against their beliefs.
When requesting asylum, an applicant “must demonstrate that he is unable or unwilling to return to his home country because he has been persecuted there in the past or have a well-founded fear that he will be persecuted if he goes back.” Additionally, “the reason [the applicant] has been (or will be) persecuted is connected to one of five things: race, religion, nationality, membership in a particular social group, or his political opinion.”
Esta semana, la Corte Suprema decidió no escuchar la apelación por parte del Circuito Sexto en relación con una familia en Tennessee a la que se le impide permanecer en los Estados Unidos mediante asilo por motivos religiosos.