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Asylum Status

July 24, 2018 - 12:37 am

What is asylum status, the process for applying for asylum, and what are the chances of  attaining it?  Maggie Cheng, a Northwest Immigrant Rights Project staff attorney, speaks with KBCS’s Yuko Kodama about what it’s like to seek asylum status in the United States today.

Part 1: Cheng describes current trends in processing asylum today.

Part 2: Cheng responds to some common misconceptions about asylum status seekers.

Producer Yuko Kodama and Ruth Bly

Photo by Takver