Ms. Yun and her child came to the US in 2015 under B2 visa. She filed asylum shortly after she arrived and she received asylum approval recently.
Ms. Yun had some trouble attending her church in her home country. Nothing too serious. In the US, she continued her religious activities and at the interview, the asylum officer spent asked her many detailed questions about her religion. Ms. Yun was well prepared and she did not give the asylum officer any reason to doubt her credibility.
You do not need to have suffered past persecution in your home country to receive asylum approval. As long as you have reasonable fear of future persecution, you may still receive asylum approval.