Both President Obama and the President of the United Nations are now openly claiming that the Philippines is violating human rights on extra judicial killings. The president of the Philippines, Duterte, is unequivocally stating that he will continue on this path. He even went at odds with both the US, and the United Nations including insulting the US President and threatening of leaving the United Nations.
Although the might be purely internal issues, the actions of the government of Philippines might well constitute human rights abuses which ultimately might make some of the nationals of the Philippines eligible for an asylum.
Are some of the Philippines Nationals eligible for an asylum?
In order to qualify for an asylum someone needs to fear persecution or fear for his or her life because he is or she belongs to a persecuted group. In the case of the Philippines while Duterte is claiming most the killings are “criminals”, there are issues as who are actually been targeted. Some journalists are claiming they are also being targeted. As such journalists and some non-criminals are also being killed and persecuted. This can well be a reason of fear of persecution. Therefore, some of the nationals from the Philippines might actually be eligible for asylum.
However, it is important that people are aware of the consequences of a frivolous asylum. A frivolous asylum is not one which lacks merit but one which is totally “faked” in order to gain immigration benefits. Such asylum are totally unacceptable and will actually hurt people more than help them.
Because asylum is sensitive and because it is determined on a case by case basis, we recommend that you contact a reliable immigration lawyer to assess your case. Our law firm has helped hundreds in their immigration needs, and one of our attorneys will be glad to speak to you.
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