Saturday, June 23, 2018

OH GOODIE: U.S. Surpasses Germany as World Leader in Asylum Requests

The U.S. surpassed Germany as the largest recipient of asylum applications last year, according to a report released Tuesday by the U.N. Refugee Agency.
331,700 foreigners applied for American asylum in 2017, a 27 percent increase from the previous year, making the U.S. the world leader in asylum claims for the first time since 2012, according to the report.
Meanwhile, Germany’s asylum applications dropped dramatically due to the closure of a travel route through the Balkans that delivered millions of refugees to German borders during the height of the refugee crisis in 2015.
The report, which indicates asylum claims roughly doubled in Canada last year, cited increased migration from Central America as the primary driver of the increase in North American claims. Worldwide claims were up for the fifth year in a row.
Read the rest from Jack Crowe HERE.

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