Petitioner church sought to sponsor R-1 Religious Worker nonimmigrant visa for a youth minister/ spiritual counselor. Beneficiary had previously held internship (while on F-1 Optional Practical Training) with a church of a different denomination. Beneficiary had entered US as an F-1 seminary student.
E.W. Asylum Application
Oct 15, 2002
Applicant granted asylum by ZSF Asylum Office
Applicant, a Kenyan national, applied for asylum based on religious persecution. Case details included facts and law regarding female genital mutilation.