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Asylum Seekers

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Asylum Seekers

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NPR's Greg Allen reports on recent changes in the U.S. immigration policy that could land more asylum seekers in American jails. The new policy targets asylum seekers from countries where the United States says al Qaeda is active — including Iraq and more than 30 other nations and territories. They will be held for the duration of an impending war with Iraq. Refugee advocates say the new rules could keep some asylum seekers behind bars indefinitely.

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