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Panel: U.S. Mistreats Asylum Seekers

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Panel: U.S. Mistreats Asylum Seekers

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Panel: U.S. Mistreats Asylum Seekers

Panel: U.S. Mistreats Asylum Seekers

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The United States Commission on International Religious Freedom examined — and made recommendations on — the protection and detention of asylum seekers placed in "Expedited Removal" in the United States.

A new report from a congressionally appointed commission says many asylum seekers in the United States are subjected to harsh jail conditions. Files created at U.S. ports of entry are often incomplete and unreliable, and treatment varies depending on where an asylum seeker enters the country, the panel says.

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