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Sec. 208.12 Reliance on information compiled by other sources.
In deciding an asylum application, or in deciding whether the alien has a credible fear of persecution or torture pursuant to
of this part, or a reasonable fear of persecution or torture pursuant to
§ 208.31, the asylum officer may rely on material provided by the Department of State, other
USCIS offices, or other credible sources, such as international organizations, private voluntary agencies, news organizations, or academic institutions. (Revised effective 3/22/99;
64 FR 8478)
Nothing in this part shall be construed to entitle the applicant to conduct discovery directed toward the records, officers, agents, or employees of the Service, the Department of Justice, or the Department of State. Persons may continue to seek documents available through a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request pursuant to 8 CFR part
103. (Revised effective 1/5/01;
65 FR 76121)