The Sixth Circuit has determined that an Immigration Judge may rely on "striking similarities" between an asylum seeker's application and other unrelated asylum applications.  An Immigration Judge must give the applicant an opportunity to explain the similarities before using them as a ground for a negative credibility finding.  The court remained unconvinced that preparation of the applications by the same office but with different translators was a sufficient explanation for such similarities.

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