26 Sep '17, 8pm

[Mothership] Amos Yee granted US asylum: What it means for him, S’poreans & America https://t.co/2EBaQRSWvf

Singapore’s most infamous teenager Amos Yee has been granted asylum in the United States. Advertisement Here are the latest updates of his case: • Friends of Yee said he will be freed immediately on Sept. 26, 2017 (Chicago time). • An immigration appeals board upheld Yee’s application for asylum, saying he has a “well-founded” fear of persecution if he returned to Singapore. • This decision, by the three-member United States Board of Immigration Appeals, upholds an earlier ruling from a lower court judge. • The Department of Homeland Security had appealed against the immigration judge’s decision to grant the 18-year-old asylum. • The written decision was dated Sept. 21 but only made known almost a week later. • In total, Yee was detained for 293 days in the US. • He applied for asylum in December 2016, when he landed in Chicago. • He had left Singapore a day before he was ...

Full article: https://mothership.sg/2017/09/amos-yee-granted-us-asylum-...

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