The stories used to justify asylum for Chinese immigrants fall into three buckets: persecution under the country’s family planning policies; persecution by the government based on the person’s religion — usually Christianity or their membership in the spiritual sect Falun Gong; or persecution by the government based on the person’s activism in support of democracy.

The stories used to justify asylum for Chinese immigrants fall into three buckets: persecution under the country’s family planning policies; persecution by the government based on the person’s religion — usually Christianity or their membership in the spiritual sect Falun Gong; or persecution by the government based on the person’s activism in support of democra