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During the course of the credible fear process, an alien may express a desire to be removed from the U.S. and no longer pursue a credible fear claim. 

If an alien expresses such a desire the asylum officer must speak to the alien to ensure that he or she is aware of the consequences of dissolving an asylum claim, and to determine why the alien no longer wishes to remain in the credible fear process.

The asylum officer must read and explain to the alien the Request for Dissolution of Asylum Claim after which an alien may change his or her mind and remain in the credible fear process. 

If, however, the alien signs the Request for Dissolution of Asylum Claim, the asylum officer does not process the case any further and the District Office with jurisdiction over the alien may remove the alien to his or her home country.

Last Reviewed/Updated: 
09/26/2008