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Lives in Limbo: Mismanagement of a Bad Policy Leaves Asylees in No Man's Land

Victims of persecution who make it to the United States and are granted asylum from their persecutors must wait 12 years to become lawful permanent residents and 16 years to become U.S. citizens because of arbitrary numerical caps and federal mismanagement. This state of affairs not only is inhumane, but undermines the original intent of Congress to help those who have escaped persecution to integrate quickly into U.S. society.

Published On: Sat, Aug 02, 2003 | Download File