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Asylum Seekers Face A Backlog

Earlier this month, the European Union reported a backlog of nearly 800,000 applications for asylum. The backlog would take a year to clear even if the flow of migrants stopped. In the United States, asylum seekers can face a wait time of more than a year for an interview. To qualify for asylum, you have to prove that you have a fear of persecution in your country of nationality based on race, religion, social group or political opinion. more info: http://www.marketplace.org/2015/12/01/world/asylum-seekers-face-backlog #FullNewsAudioAvailable

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