Thank you. Oops, I just noticed I spelled Chile as "Chili" earlier.
Technically, he can apply for asylum if he can show that the government is discriminating against him based on his religion. USCIS allows to file for asylum based on the following:
- Membership in a particular social group
- Political opinion
Christian individuals in Palestinian territories have had a history of discrimination and he technically can attempt to argue this.
However, the problem is that he does have Chilean citizenship. Even if he has never lived there, USCIS may take the position that he can always go to Chile to avoid prosecution. In this case, it would be on a case by case basis.
He can certainty make the claim. It may take months for the paperwork to be processed and even more time for a decision to be made. Once it is, he can appeal it several times, buying himself more time.
So someone in his situation may wish to consider requesting asylum. See HERE:
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