In the United States thousands of people from different nationalities apply for asylum, and the applications are approved if they fulfill the following conditions:
Fear: The applicant must be afraid to return to their country because they believe that their life, integrity or freedom are threatened.
Persecution: Fear must be based on objective and particular facts regarding incidents that have happened to the applicant (by the government or a group the government is unwilling or unable to control). A good example of these facts are attacks, threats, the possibility of losing freedom by a kidnap or jail, etc.
Motivation: The applicant must demonstrate that his / her persecution is due to:
- Political opinion
- Membership in a specific social group