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March 3, 2020

Trump allies in Americas block Africansí path to US asylum
By Peter Orsi, Gonzalo Solano and Elliot Spagat


Cameroonians won U.S. asylum in 81% of cases in the 2019 fiscal year, compared with 29% for all nationalities, according to court data analyzed by Syracuse Universityís Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse. Ethiopians had a 77% success rate; Eritreans, 67% and Nigerians, 58%. To seek asylum in the U.S., Africans fly to South America and travel north by land, on journeys where many get robbed or die from hunger and thirst. Itís faster than seeking refugee status, which has always been an extreme long shot with years of waiting ó even more so now that Trump has dramatically cut the number of refugees the U.S. will take.


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