Amos Yee, a young provocateur from Singapore was imprisoned a month in his home country after he pleading guilty to wounding the religious feelings of Christians and Muslims, has been in the McHenry County Jail since seeking asylum at O’Hare Airport late last year.
Yee also was highly critical of officials in his country.
He has a political message, according to a publication called “The Mothership:”
“anarchist communism and ending private property and wage labour”
He wants to live in Illinois.
The reason for the story today is that a U.S. Board of Immigration Appeals has just ruled that he qualifies for political asylum.
His fear of being persecuted if he returned to Singapore was “well founded,” the court ruled, according to the Associated Press.