Q: If I own real estate property in our home country, will that prevent me from being able to get asylum?
By way of background, I am here in the United States on a student visa. My family has been mistreated in my home country, and I am afraid to return home there.
A: Owning real estate in your country of citizenship should not in itself undermine your credibility as an asylum applicant. It may even enhance your credibility, depending upon the facts and circumstances of your situation.
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