In a published decision, the Seventh Circuit affirmed the denial of asylum to an applicant who provided credible testimony, but who failed to provide sufficient corroborating documentation of the harm he suffered in Mongolia and the reasons he did not apply for asylum in several other countries that he traveled to.  This decision reinforces that the REAL ID Act permits, but does not require, an Immigration Judge to grant an asylum application when the applicant provides credible testimony, but does not provide reasonably available corroborating documentation.

The full text of Darinchuluun v. Lynch can be found here: