Synopsis: This week on "Learn Me Something," Aaron and Rich delve into what it means to seek asylum, with a focus on America’s history.
Has the U.S. always offered asylum? In the country’s early history, people fleeing violence and persecution were treated the same as other immigrants. The millions of Europeans who flooded into the U.S. during the 19th century included political refugees and oppressed religious minorities as well as those seeking better economic opportunities.
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Present: Aaron Stewart, Rich Plumb
- The complicated history of asylum in America — explained
- Chinese Exclusion Act
- List of countries by refugee population
- The History Of Asylum Laws
- HOW CREDIBLE FEAR INTERVIEWS CAN HARM ASYLUM SEEKERS
- Changing Canada’s asylum laws is nothing but a crass political calculation by Trudeau: Robyn Urback
- Requesting Asylum at U.S. Border? What to Expect at Credible Fear Interview
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Download Podcast: Episode 120: Seeking Asylum